Dia Mirza faces Twitter abuse


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Dia Mirza

"My father was Catholic, my mother is a Bengali, I was raised by my Muslim stepfather and I'm married to a Hindu. I am Indian."

Dia Mirza ent cover (300x450)Remarks from the Chief of Hindu nationalist organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sang (RSS) in India, Mohan Bhagwat, questioning the motive behind Mother Teresa’s philanthropic efforts, have spiralled into a full-blown controversy over the last few days.

When Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament Meenakshi Lekhi, jumped to the RSS member’s defence - actress Dia Mirza took to Twitter to criticise Lekhi for her statement.

Dia tweeted: "Shame on you #MeenakshiLekhi you contort personal faith/work to validate a statement that should be condemned. #MotherTeresa."

She later tweeted, "Actually you know what? I am ashamed. Of our thoughts, our actions and our words. #MotherTeresa."

With a multitude of negative comments directed at Mirza she responded to the criticism.
She tweeted: "The trolls are out and hard at work."

She then posted about her interreligious background, saying: "My father was Catholic, my mother is a Bengali, I was raised by my Muslim stepfather and I'm married to a Hindu. I am Indian."

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