Ramzan teaches us to be better human beings. It is a month about tolerance, about knowing the pain of others. But sadly, these important lessons are lost on some people, even if they happen to be well-dressed and well-educated celebrities who should know better.
Recently, during Game Show Aisay Chalay Ga, actor and host Danish Taimoor, who is in charge of Bol TV’s Ramzan transmission as well, made some pretty patronizing and disgusting remarks to a member of the audience.
You can watch it here:
Can somebody pls educate the host about tolerance and inclusivity ? Danish Taimoor thinks only Muslims can answer questions about Islam and its history? Anchors pls read and then grab that mic. Who was Justice retired Rana BhagwanDas again? 😉 #ramzantransmission 😬🤷🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/vPTfnZF7jy
— HafsaS (@HafsaShorish) May 26, 2019
Here’s how the whole exchange went down:
- Danish: “Kya naam hae aapka?”
- Audience member: “Pawan Kumar”
- Danish: “Aap ko nahi pata hoga. Saaray Islamic questions haen”
Basically, Danish had a question regarding Islamic history that he wanted a member of the audience to answer. However, the audience member he chose was a practicing Hindu, and this made Danish utter some highly uncalled for remarks.
As per Danish, only Muslims can answer questions regarding Islamic history. That’s great, if his aim is to style himself as someone superior, or if he doesn’t want members of other faiths to be interested in Islamic history.
An Irresponsible Act
Danish Taimoor needs to apologize to Rawan Kumar. His behavior highlights how education and wealth is no excuse when it comes to treating a member of the minority. Going by what is happening next door in India, Pakistanis are supposed to be better when it comes to how we treat our minorities.
We certainly hope better sense prevails and that Danish Taimoor does the needful.