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Zaira Wasim quits Twitter, Instagram after backlash on Quran Quote


Team Udayavani, May 30, 2020, 2:26 PM IST

Zaira Wasim has deleted her social media profiles on Twitter and Instagram following a backlash on both her social media accounts on Thursday after she posted a verse from the Quran about floods and locust attacks.

Zaira Wasim in a tweet (now deleted) wrote, “So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood: Signs openly self-explained: but they were steeped in arrogance- a people given to sin -Qur’an 7:133 (sic)”

She was widely criticised for her post as many social media users felt that she was justifying the locust attacks that were being reported across the country

However, a section of Twitterati stood up in Zaira’s support and #StandWithZaira and #StandWithZairaWasim became a viral trend on Twitter.

This is not the first time, Earlier, Zaira Wasim faced heavy criticism after she announced that she was leaving the Hindi film industry because she felt her relationship with her religion “was threatened”

In a lengthy social media post Zaira Wasim wrote. “As I had just started to explore and make sense of the things to which I dedicated my time, efforts and emotions and tried to grab hold of a new lifestyle — it was only for me to realise that though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here. This field indeed brought a lot of love, support, and applause my way, but what it also did was to lead me to a path of ignorance, as I silently and unconsciously transitioned out of ‘Imaan’ (a Muslim’s steadfast path in Allah’s devotion). While I continued to work in an environment that consistently interfered with my Imaan, my relationship with my religion was threatened”

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