On April 19, Indian PM Narendra Modi tweeted about the circumstances and urged the citizens to stay united. In his tweet, he claimed that COVID-19 won’t attack people on the basis of religion or colour. So it’s better that people should let brotherhood prevail.
After this tweet, some people appreciated PM’s gesture, while many of them criticised his indecisiveness, not the tweet. Citizens, on Twitter, retweeted saying that mere lip service of PM won’t suffice, he needs to work on this himself. Many people associated this tweet with the Delhi pogrom where he kept silent instead of speaking for the people who were suffering then.
People also accused him of being late in responding to the community issues. Many people felt that PM’s tweet was a response to Dr Abdullah AlShoreka’s tweet where he mentioned about the crimes and racism against Muslims in India.