Archbishop Anil J T Couto, a few days ago, sent a letter to priests and churches in Delhi asking them to launch a campaign for year-long prayer for the country. He claimed that the prayer should be done to protect India’s democratic principles and secular fabric ahead of 2019 general elections.
While many objected to this letter that was trying to mingle politics and religion, Pooja Bhatt decided to take the opposite path. Before knowing what she said, here’s the letter that Couto wrote:
The actress took to Twitter to say that she agrees with Couto. Further adding, she sees nothing wrong with the letter. This is what she tweeted:
I see nothing wrong with Arch Bishop Anil Couto’s letter & everything wrong with the knee jerk response to it.The democratic & moral fabric of our nation is in tatters.Time we addressed that plainly.Attempts to gag & snuff out discourse that meanders from the prescribed must end.
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) May 23, 2018
Quite expectedly, the Twitter reacted calling out her hypocrisy in the matter:
Yes, it is in tatters as there are no riots in the last four years like it used to happen during congress regime.
— Latish Achary (@latishachary) May 23, 2018
If Hindu priests start organising havans in favour of the PM and start opposing Congress these same sickulars would start giving lessons on secularism. Hypocrisy and Bollywood go hand in hand. Nobody is a bigger threat to the fabric of the society than these shameless people.
— RAJAT (@ind_rajat92) May 23, 2018
Ms @PoojaB1972… sometimes it’s good to keep yourself away from such issues in which your knowledge & understanding is not appropriate to argue the subject… mantle maturity doesn’t come to everyone with age…
— Poonam Bhatt (@itsDivasChoice) May 23, 2018
You don’t see anything wrong with a blatantly communal appeal from a religious leader? Thanks to social media, likes of you are getting exposed everyday.
— Anurag Anand (@Explorer_Anurag) May 23, 2018
Church intervention into politics is no secularism. What if all Hindu Mutt, seers,Saints ask Hindus to vote and pray for Modi’s victory in 2019? If archbishop is right , this is also right.
— Sacheth N Rao (@Sachethics) May 23, 2018
Yes nothing wrong in conversions, child molestations, land Mafia, illegal donations. Everything is sickular and perfectly alright. The Hindu priests will now perform Hawan for 272, let’s see which God is more powerful 😂
— Vishant Pai (@vishantpai) May 23, 2018
There were some who also indicated the incident of Rahul Bhatt. He is Mahesh and Kiran Bhatt’s son who gained unwitting notoriety after he was discovered befriending one of the accused of 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Yeah just like Rahul Bhatt being the paid guide to David Headley & Mahesh Bhatt gracing the book launch of 26/11 a RSS conspiracy was also a mature FoE. Why don’t you stick to your trade instead of trying to be public opinion makers?
— Smita (@DikshitSmita) May 23, 2018
Hindustan must know how RahulBhatt escaped from 26/11 investigations. Who from then @INCIndia govt decided?
Its time @HMOIndia @rajnathsingh orders fresh enquiry to get to solve the mystry.
Ps I wish nay pray @RSSorg takes Bhatt to court for such vile lie propaganda
— Debjani Chatterjee (@devyanidilli) May 23, 2018
Tweet something on RahulBhatt tour guide of DavidHeadley and how RahulB got away with this anti national acts thanks to father @maheshbhatt ?
— Kailash Wagh 🇮🇳 (@kailashwg) May 23, 2018
The others commented on the association of her family with former ruling party:
Bhai, Google Search maar Book release “RSS ki saazish 26/11” pic.twitter.com/OxvY43et6P
— Harshpratap Singh (@Harshpr01180227) May 23, 2018
Is there anyone who know as who is mother of these two??
This Bhatt clan is perfect example of hybridization.
A mixed breed whos true identity is lost in wilderness.
— Ranjan Singh (@ranjan5ua) May 23, 2018
The whole family gets upset if Pakistan artists are banned but go silent when Pak terrorists attack Indian army and civilians. How much hypocrisy do they harbor?
— Rita (@RitaG74) May 23, 2018
Strangely I feel Mahesh Bhatt is more paternal towards Alia Bhatt rather than Pooja Bhatt….his public appearances prove that….he said in Koffee with Karan….no one should date Alia….which is very normal for a father to say . …but he openly kisses Pooja Bhatt???? Bizzare
— Payel Banerjee (@PayelBa45692262) May 23, 2018
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