Tennis legend Martina Navratilova reacts against Haridwar hate speech eventtext_fields
18-time singles Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova reacted against a 'Dharma Sansad' held at Ved Niketan Dham in India's Haridwar from December 17-20 where hate speeches were allegedly made against a community.
Navratilova retweeted a video of Hindutva groups taking a pledge to "fight, die and if required, kill" in order to turn India into a Hindu Rashtra asking, "What is going on?!?" which led to a discussion of 'rising religious intolerance in India'.
Renowned journalist Rana Ayyub who joined the conversation, said, "Prelude to a genocide. World leaders will be complicit in looking the other way."
One of the users slammed Ayyub and said, "Few people are as divisive and prejudiced as you, Ms Ayyub. You keep your mouth shut."
Reacting to the comment Navratilova wrote, "Just another man telling a woman to keep her mouth shut. F… off…"
Following this, another user pointed out that the three-day event held in Haridwar was filled with such "hateful speeches".
For which the former world number one commented, "That's just awful…"
When another user informed the former tennis champion of another such event in Haridwar, which went on for three days with hateful speeches, Navratilova said, "That's just awful…"
Held at Ved Niketan Dham in Haridwar from December 17-20, the Dharma Sansad was organised by Yati Narasimhanand Giri of the Juna Akhada, who is already under police scanner for making hate speeches and inciting violence against Muslims.
Earlier in October, Navratilova also called Amit Shah's praise for Narendra Modi a joke.