About a year ago, a group of militants had attacked a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims leaving 7 dead and 32 injured. A number of celebrities condemned the attack at that time, while Dia Mirza tweeted to mention that Amarnath”‘has been a symbol of shared community, respect and love”. In her tweet, the actress also mentioned that the shrine was discovered by a Muslim shepherd, Buta Malik, in 1850. However, Dia Mirza was strongly targeted for her tweet back in 2017. A number of social media users blasted at her with strong comments for not condemning the terrorist attack on pilgrims and glorifying Muslims instead.
It looks like social media still hasn’t forget Dia Mirza saying that Amarnath was discovered by a Muslim shepherd named Buta Malik in 1850.
Now the tweet of the actress has resurfaced on Twitter and people are denouncing the actress, but this time, not for not condemning the attack. Here is the tweet by Dia Mirza from July 2017:
Now, Twitterati are furious with Dia Mirza for stating wrong facts. According to Hindu mythology, the oldest references of the shrine are found in Nilamata Purana that dates back to the period between (6th-8th century CE). It is believed that the Amarnath cave was first discovered by a saint named Bhrigu Muni. At that time, Kashmir valley was submerged under water which was drained by Kashyap Muni through a series of rivers and rivulets.
While the Amarnath shrine existed and worshiped much before Muslim shepherd Buta Malik reached the place, its Pauranik approach was discovered by Buta Malik.
Taking the facts about the discovery of Amarnath cave into consideration, social media has blasted at the actress yet another time. Some have been waiting for her to delete the tweet while some feel that she has hurt the sentiments of Hindus. Many social media users have also asked her to take into account terrorism allegedly spread by Muslims in the valley before trying to glorify them. Some of the replies to her tweet can be read below:
Lol yea right. That’s why 80,000 army personnel have to be deployed each year to keep the Amarnath pilgrims safe. Muslim respect overflowing so much that it needs to be kept in control no?
— Parashurama (@tweeptastic) June 28, 2018
Oh maha idiot Diya Mirza. Amarnath ji is far too ancient – so pls spare us this gyaan
— Vineet Bhardwaj (@vin_bhardwaj) June 28, 2018
Therefore, when the waters drained, Bhrigu Muni was the first to have Darshan of Lord Amarnath. Thereafter, when people heard of the Lingam, it became an abode of Lord Bholenath for all believers and a pilgrimage which is done by lakhs of people each year.
— Vaibhav Kukreti (@VaibhavKukr3ti) June 29, 2018
@deespeak Was Waiting for U to delete this misinformed tweet of yours especially after so many responses U got to enhance your knowledge about #Amarnath which is very close to our hearts. 🙏 https://t.co/ocoMORVHgS
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 29, 2018
Jab islam dharma bana bhi nahi tha, tab se amarnath me shivji ki puja ho rahi hai..
Dont follow quran history it has only last 1400 yers, come to bhagwat geeta you will know history of 5000 years… #DiaMirza
— Hitesh Vinod Rathod (@rhitesh711) June 29, 2018
@deespeak what you saying???? Are you know Islam founded 1439 years ago, but amarnath bholenath spirituality established before 4.5 billions years ago!! Are yours nervous system is right appropriate working??? https://t.co/BmXyf2OisK
— Chandramauli Mishra (@ChandramauliM15) June 29, 2018
Hi @deespeak ,Amarnath Yatra has started. 2 dozen black cat commandos and 80 thousand soldiers are engaged in security. Why do not ter-ror-is-ts attack on “H-ajj pa-sse-ngers” ???If there was much brotherhood, then Amarnath pilgrims today do not need any security. Any Answer? pic.twitter.com/f9RsVtdMxX
— Taras Pal Maan (@HighratedMaan) June 29, 2018
Last year, Saurav Sarkar, a student of class XII was arrested by the Police for sharing a picture describing ‘Kaba as an ancient Shiva Temple’.
— Ashima (@InTheWordsOfK) June 28, 2018
6th Century – Nilmat Purana talks about Amarnath Yatra
11th Century – Rajatarngini talks about Amarnath Yatra
16th Century – François Bernier writes about Yatra
Some people trying to teach that it all began only in the year 1850
— पवनसुत हनुमान की जय…😊 (@Satishk32102608) June 29, 2018
After such strong criticism, the actress has apparently taken her tweet down as it no more exists on the social media platform. Does it mean that she has realized her mistake?