Bollywood actress Dia Mirza got engaged in a war of words on Twitter with Sambit Patra after the BJP national spokesperson posted a picture of a boy sitting over the body of a 60-year-old civilian with the caption, ‘PULITZER LOVERS ??’
PULITZER LOVERS ?? pic.twitter.com/Mvau0UAyux
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) July 1, 2020
On Wednesday morning In Kashmir’s Sopore, the elderly man was killed in front of his three-year-old grandson in cross-firing when militants and security forces were involved in an encounter. Soon, the picture of the boy sitting over his grandfather’s dead body appeared on social media.
Mirza reacted by writing: “Do you not have an iota of empathy left in you??”
Patra replied: “Madam …this is the time when You should hold a placard close to your heart reading ‘I am ashamed because of Pak sponsored Jihad in Kashmir’. But you all are selective .. You’ll never do that ..”
Mirza then reminded Patra he hadn’t answered her question. Patra responded: “Yes Madam I have EMPATHY ..for my forces ..for Every Indian Citizen irrespective of their religion.. Unlike you whose Empathy is selective. Remember I am not a Selective Placard holder. BTW I am your fan and would love to see you with a Placard condemning pak sponsored Jihad today.”
The Bollywood actress countered, “Empathy is not selective. We either have it or we don’t. No child should ever have to endure the pain and horror this child has. Stop the politics and you have my support. With or without a placard.”
Film director Hansal Mehta joined in the Twitter exchange to slam Patra. “This man who is supposed to be a spokesperson for the ruling party but is nothing but a troll and chronic abuser, must be reported,” he wrote.