Taking to Twitter on February 28 amid news of global market collapse due to Coronavirus, author Chetan Bhagat taunted the obsession of Indians with the Hindu-Muslim debate.In a series of tweets, the 45-year-old author highlighted several pressing issues that demand immediate attention instead of communal strife and disharmony.
World markets collapse as Corona hits.
Global demand will fall.
India already suffering a weak economy will find it v difficult to recover.
Jobs growth all set to suffer. Immediate attention needed.
But hey, Hindu Muslim Hindu Muslim.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 28, 2020
But you guys did this.
But you guys did that.
What about that guy?
What about this guy?
Hindu Muslim Hindu Muslim all day long.
Meanwhile, you guys, we guys, that guy, this guy, all of us have a terrible economy and is going to get worse.
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Wait, but what about...— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 28, 2020
His remarks come at a time when Delhi is limping back to normalcy after days of communal clashes that claimed at least 42 lives, including that of a police constable, and injured more than 300 persons. The violence broke out late last week in northeast Delhi, initially over the Citizenship Amendment Act. It soon escalated into brawls between people supporting and opposing the new law, before transforming into a full-fledged communal riot.
Average likes on my tweets on economy: 700
Average likes on my tweets on any random Hindu Muslim thing: 10,000
We deserve it. We get what we truly want, after all.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 28, 2020