BJP worker and Indian wrestler from Haryana, whose family earned fame from ‘Muslim’ Aamir Khan’s Dangal, faces condemnation for Islamophobic tweet, #SuspendBabitaPhogat trends


BJP worker and Indian wrestler from Haryana, Babita Phogat, has defended her Islamophobic tweets saying that she was no Zaira Wasim. Zaira had played the role of Babita’s sister Geeta in Aamir Khan-starring blockbuster Dangal. Many are now calling out the Phogat family’s hypocrisy for attacking Islam and vilifying Muslims by dangerously linking the spread of coronavirus to their faith.

Babita had taken to Twitter to attack the Tablighi Jamaat, a Muslim religious sect, in a bid to vilify Muslims. Journalist Prashant Kanojia summed it up when he tweeted in response to Phogat’s Islamophobic tweet, “A Muslim made a film (on them) and made them famous. Else, sportspersons other than cricketer in this country are seen seeling golgapps after a few years.”

Babita had joined the BJP with her father Mahavir Phogat last year just before the Lok Sabha elections.

Reacting to Phogat’s bigotry, Twitterati launched a hashtag demanding Twitter to suspend her account. Soon, hashtag #SuspendBabitaPhogat became a top trend on the microblogging site.

In her earlier tweet, the controversial wrestler had held Muslims responsible for the spread of coronavirus in India. She had referred to Muslims as pigs.


  1. Unfortunate that we need movies to know about our sports heroes. Aamir Khan did not do this for free. He earned a lot as well. In fact, he became world famous because of it. I do not condone what she says but the comments about her becoming famous because of aamir khan are traffic to say the least as they needed to be famous because of what they did good India but were unfortunately not so because of our ignorance of all sports other than cricket

  2. After all they got their recognition in india by the help of a Muslim and BJP injects venom right after they suppot the party. It’s true that they showed venom not only for jamaat but Zaira waseem also. They are pig’s feces


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