On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-bound suicide bomber in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The attack resulted in the death of 46 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.
The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed.
While the nation is in shock and deeply saddened with the loss of the lives of the jawans and prays for the others injured, the celebrities from TV & Film industry also took to social media to express their grief over the incident.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu condemned the Pulwama terror attack calling it a “cowardly act”. He, however, asked if an entire nation can be blamed for the actions of a handful of people. He said, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?”
Talking to reporters here after the Punjab Assembly was adjourned for the day in solidarity with the CRPF soldiers killed in the terror attack, the cricketer-turned-politician said, “It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished.”
Asserting that terrorism has no caste or religion, Sidhu said, “For the last 71 years, this has been happening. Had they stopped ever?”
“For me, violence is always condemnable. I believe in non-violence throughout. Violence is no solution for anything. For me, non-violence is the most potent weapon to move forward,” he added.
This statement of Sifhu, hasn’t gone down well with many as trolls on Twitter started attacking him and his show The Kapil Sharma Show too wasn’t left behind. Trolls are now demanding that Navjot Singh Sidhu should be sacked from The Kapil Sharma Show or they will boycott the comedy show.
MT.kapil SHARMA all indian requested to you drop sidhu from your show other wise we remove Sony tv from our channel list in package
— Upendra (@Upendra83499686) February 15, 2019
Boycott Kapil Sharma show due to Siddhu, if you r true Nationalist.
— Akshay B. Shah (@ABTVShah) February 15, 2019
We all must boycott Kapil Sharma show as long as Sidhu is there.
— Rajendra Saluja (@RajendraSaluja) February 15, 2019
— Shekhar (@Shekhar55406114) February 15, 2019
@KapilSharmaK9 Sack @sherryontopp from your show. Otherwise we will boycott #TheKapilSharmaShow It’s enough. I request everyone to start campaign against Siddhu and against The Kapil Sharma Show. @SonyTV
— Bon Vivant® (@TheLostMystic) February 15, 2019