Your favourite Youtubers’, Zaid Ali, Sham Idrees, Shahveer Jafry, Irfan Junejo and the rest are being bashed by people for not speaking anything regarding the Kashmir issue. These people are the real influencers, millions of people follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their channels on Youtube. They should have supported Kashmiris’ in the moment of crises, but it’s a shame that they did not say a single word on Kashmir.
Their silence is disappointing. They are the most active people when it comes to daily vlogging. Or if there are some issues going on, for instance, Zaid Ali and Sham Idrees engaged in a war of words over Sham’s latest vlog. On the other hand, the lately married couple Sham and Froggy shared the news of expecting their first child recently. But, on such a crucial state of Kashmir, they have zipped their lips.
Irfan Junejo, one of the more sensible of the Youtubers’ got agitated when the fans asked him the reason for his silence. In addition, he also decided to stay silent and not to make any content on Kashmir’s plight. He tweeted;
You may cancel me if you want to but I will NOT make a video about whatever is happening in Kashmir. NOT because I support the oppressors or I am afraid of losing Indian followers but because I also didn’t make a video when Quetta Hazaras were protesting with the dead bodies…
— Irfan Junejo (@irfanjunejo) August 17, 2019
His tweet angered the subscribers even more, and some of the comments that it received are:
These so called YouTubers have exposed themselves that they are a bullshit breed who can’t condemm the obvious human rights violation by Indian occupation forces just because of the fear of losing Indian subscribers .
— Mahnoor (@Mahnoor53463114) August 17, 2019
What’s your point? You chose to stay silent then thats why you HAVE to stay silent now? Damn. Expected better from u
— butwhy? (@cu_rious) August 17, 2019
These YouTubers’ must learn something from Priyanka Chopra, who supported her country even knowing what’s happening in Kashmir. She disgraced a Pakistani girl but showed patriotism for her country. Here, if it’s not about our country, it is about Muslims!
After so much of criticism, Shahveer Jafry however, tweeted yesterday, but just a one-line statement.
Zulm ki inteha hoti hai. Let Kashmir Breathe!
— Shahveer Jafry (@shahveerjaay) August 17, 2019
This is a quite major issue which needs support from every Muslim from all over the World. The YouTubers’ have so many followers and make a big impact on the public with whatever they share thus, they need to raise their voice NOW!