Indian pacer Mohammed Shami became the latest victim of religious bigotry online, after being attacked by the moral police over a photo he had recently posted on Facebook.
On 23 December, Shami put up a photo of himself with his wife in which she's wearing a sleeveless gown. Within moments, fanatics started hurling abuse in the comments section, attacking the cricketer over the 'immodesty' of his wife's attire.
This is the photograph he posted:
The comment section was littered with remarks about his un-Islamic behaviour and rude observations about his wife. Shami's fellow cricketer Mohammad Kaif stood up to the trolling on his behalf.
The comments are really really Shameful.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 25, 2016
Support Mohammed Shami fully.
There are much bigger issues in this country. Hope sense prevails. pic.twitter.com/dRJO5WfOgU
Several others joined in support as well.
Tolerance: Indian cricketer, Mohammed Shami gets bashed by Muslim fanatics for posting a picture with his wife wearing a sleeveless top. pic.twitter.com/XCIrRWwJwA— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) December 25, 2016
Comments on Mohd Shami's Facebook page after he posted image with his wife wearing sleeveless top. pic.twitter.com/k69Sc7eqMq— अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) December 25, 2016
Seriously ? This is true ? If so shameful. Not because there are "bigger issues" but because it's no one's business. Vile, utterly https://t.co/cQd4eJ4NbR— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) December 25, 2016
Only those who don't have any work to do were commented on #shami's wife. Ignore those type of people.— Ashfaq Ahmed 🇮🇳 (@BhuvanaChandra5) December 26, 2016
For his part, Shami also responded to the trolls, but in the calmest way possible, giving a fitting reply to the bullying.
"Very good morning 😘
Harkisi ko jindagi mai mukam ni milta, kuch kismat wale hi hote hai jinhe ye nasib hota hai.!.jalteee rahooooo..."
Very good morning 😘— Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) December 26, 2016
Har kisi ko jindagi mai mukam ni milta, kuch kismat wale hi hote hai jinhe ye nasib hota hai.!.jalteee rahooooo...
Shami also added:
"Ye dono meri zindage or life partner hai me acha trha janta hu kiya karna hai kiya nahi.hame apne andar dekhna chahiye ham kitna accha hai.👉"
Ye dono meri zindage or life partner hai me acha trha janta hu kiya karna hai kiya nahi.hame apne andar dekhna chahiye ham kitna accha hai.👉— Mohammed Shami (@MdShami11) December 26, 2016
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