Padma Lakshmi Tweets On ‘Anti-Muslim Violence’ In India And Here Is How Twitter Reacted


Recently, the author Padma Lakshmi was found speaking about ‘anti-Muslim violence’ and ‘communal hate in India’ on her official Twitter account which grabbed a lot of attention.

Who is Padma Lakshmi?

Padma Lakshmi at Top Chef Reality Show

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Padma Lakshmi is a well-known Indian-American author who has been raised in the USA. Padma Lakshmi is not only known for her writing but she is also a model and a TV host who received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Host in the years 2009 and 2020. She worked as a host in the cooking competition program Top Chef on Bravo since season 2. She was once married to novelist Salman Rushdie.

The lady also likes to keep herself updated about what is happening in her home country, India. She also makes a point to share her views and opinions and often makes statements on such issues.

She recently took to Twitter and stated,

“Sickening to see the violence against Muslims celebrated in India. The widespread anti-Muslim rhetoric preys on fear and poisons people. This propaganda is dangerous and nefarious because when you consider someone less than it’s much easier to participate in their oppression.” 

While addressing the Hindus in India, she went on,

“Fellow Hindus, don’t succumb to this fear-mongering. There is no threat to Hinduism in India or anywhere else. True spirituality doesn’t include any room for sowing hatred of any kind. People of all faiths should be able to live peacefully together in this ancient, vast land.”

She shared her opinion about how hate-filled songs are used to attack a section of people of different faith and one of communal violence in a subsequent series of tweets, and also shared a couple of links to articles about Jahangirpuri violence and the role of social media in it.

She further added, “Read more on the situation in India.”

While some appreciated her effort to preach harmony by standing for Indian Muslims, some didn’t like her interference in the matter.

Take a look at their mixed reactions:

Some people even dragged her former husband Salman Rushdie in the tweets.

Do you support Padma Lakshmi’s views?