The pandemic situation in India has taken a new face ever since, the Nizamuddin Markaz case came to light. The Muslims have been targeted for spreading the Coronavirus in the nation and there has been the news of segregation of Hindus and Muslims in the hospitals. But people tend to make it a communal issue, which was implied distinctly for a specific society whose major part of people has been evacuated from Delhi and most of the states in India.

Here, the Indians living in UAE do not seem behind to put their nose in the matter, an expatriate in UAE shared a progression of Tweets, which has made the social media platform a war fare. The Indian National named Saurabh Upadhyay, targeted Muslims over the mass assembly of Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi that prompted a spike in the quantity of Covid-19 cases in India.

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A war of words soon started between Upadhyay and another user, during which the previous supposedly utilized bad language in his reply. Asserting that the Tablighis spat on people, he said, “What’s with peaceful people and spitting? New form of jihad custom made for 2020?” He even went on to say how Hindus were being targeted in the Middle East and that the region you see today is “because Indians have built cities like Dubai from scratch”.

Though Upadhyay seems to have deleted his account, it has made a great deal of hatred among the Middle Easterners about the tweet of Indians against Muslims, particularly in the royals. The UAE Princess Hend Al Qassimi herself responded to the tweet and said, “Anyone that is openly racist and discriminatory in the UAE will be fined and made to leave.”

After the incident, the Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pawan Kapoor has advised Indians by quoting the PMO’s tweet, which said, “COVID-19 does not see race, religion, colour, caste, creed, language or borders before striking. Our response and conduct thereafter should attach primacy to unity and brotherhood. We are in this together,” He further said that, India and UAE stands together on the values of non-discrimination. Any discrimination is against our morals and the rules. The Indian should always remember this.

Although there is no official reaction from UAE, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which is controlled by Saudi Arabia, lent out a statement which is a clear sign that all is not well as far as Indian relationships are concerned. It said, “The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expresses deep concern following recent media accounts of rising anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobia within political and media circles and on mainstream and social media platforms, where Indian Muslim minority is blamed for spreading the coronavirus in the country.”

Though this is not the first matter that came into light, few days back, Big Boss participant and actor, Azaj Khan also lent some abusive remarks for the government for targeting the Muslim Community.


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