Swara Bhasker is brutally trolled for comparing hijab row to Mahabharata; Netizen questions, “Why are you provoking?”

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Swara Bhasker is brutally trolled for comparing hijab row to Mahabharata;  netizen questions, "Why are you provoking?"
Swara Bhasker cheekily trolled for comparing hijab row to Draupadi’s Cheerharan from Mahabharata (Photo Credit : Instagram)

Swara Bhasker is undoubtedly one of the most followed celebrities on social media not only for her work in the film industry but also for her opinions on various current affairs. She doesn’t shy away from calling out haters, trolls or even politicians, making her one of Bollywood’s most vocal performers. Recently, she commented on the ongoing hijab feud, comparing it to Draupadi’s cheerharan episode of Mahabharata, which drew huge criticism from Twitteratis.

For the inexperienced, the whole Hijab debate started when Government Girls PU College, Udupi, barred a bunch of women from entering the university building with hijabs tied around their hair. The incident sparked a discussion on social media as a number of people strongly believed that uniforms should be independent of religious sentiments. A few netizens, on the other hand, did not support the idea, calling it Islamophobic and unconstitutional.

Swara Bhasker’s recent tweet about the Hijab row has split the internet all over. She went on to compare Draupadi’s cheerharan incident in the mythological epic Mahabharata with the hijab row, as several women have been asked to follow a uniform code and ditch the hijab until the case goes to court.

“महाभारत में द्रौपदी के जबरन कपड़े उतारे गए थे.. और सभा में बैठे ज़िम्मेदार, , क़ानून बनाने वाले देखते रहे.. ऐसे ही आज याद आया। (In Mahabharata Draupadi’s clothes were forcibly removed.. and the responsible, powerful lawmakers sitting in the assembly continued to watch.. I remembered today.),” Swara Bhasker tweeted.

In response, several netizens stood for and against the idea, some of them resorting to brutal trolling, calling the comparison illogical. Some people even shared photos of Swara Bhasker in short clothes, calling her a “hypocrite” for supporting the cause. A few people quickly came out to defend her, insisting that it is all a matter of consent and personal choice of clothing has nothing to do with it.

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