“I grew up in a neutral family where I was taught to be a good human being. I was taught I should protect the ones who are being hurt. The oppressed should be protected. Irrespective of their stature. I have heard about the left-wing and the right-wing. But, we can never surely tell who’s wrong and who’s right.”
However, this statement was ignored and a video of what she said next went viral, inviting the ire of social media users. “’The Kashmiri Files’ showed how Kashmiri Pandits were killed at the time. If you are taking the issue as a religious conflict, recently a Muslim driver, who was transporting cows, was beaten up and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ So where’s the difference between these two incidents? We have to be good human beings. If we are good ones, we won’t hurt others,” she said.
Some Twitterati, including actor Divya Spandana aka Ramya, appreciated Pallavi’s statements and hailed her for “speaking truth to power”, while another section of people accused her of trivialising the genocidal attack on the Kashmiri Pandit community in the 1990s.