The best example I can quote regarding this is very recent. The death of Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch has surely been shocking. Everyone is expressing their views on the fact that how can a brother kill his own sister without thinking twice? It is honour killing in the worst way possible. Richa Chadda, a well known Bollywood actress took to twitter to express her views and, might I say, they’re noteworthy. She tweeted “As foetuses girls die at the hands of fathers, for honour they die at the hands of brothers, as wives they die for dowry #QandeelBaloch. Basically, women in the subcontinent must know that their families love them much less than they love their 'honour'.Our lives are not ours”
Of course, this didn’t go well with a lot of people and one of them strictly told her not to compare the two countries: India and Pakistan. He went ahead and compared her with Sunny Leone just to point out that the latter wouldn’t have survived in Pakistan. An example of how opinion-oriented can people be. This is, of course, one of the many incidents we come across on social platforms almost everyday or shall I say every second?
Of late, Salman Khan commented on the internet users and said, “People misuse freedom of expression on internet 100 per cent.”
I wonder how true this statement is!
Written by Priyanka Chauhan
A bibliophile and an aspiring writer who lives with a dream to travel the world.