Twitter Wants to Ban ‘Dhoop Ki Deewar’ And Here’s Why

#BanDhoopKiDeewar is trending on Pakistani Twitter.

Dhoop Ki Deewar

Despite Dhoop Ki Deewar writer Umera Ahmed issuing a detailed statement to address objections on the web series, the criticism is not letting down.

Now #BanDhoopKiDeewar is trending on Pakistani Twitter.

Although Umera Ahmed shared how the web series doesn’t go against the two-nation theory but talks about how war causes grief on all sides, people didn’t get the hint. The story then follows how two people are united by grief despite all the animosity.

https://twitter.com/MNaeemUllah3/status/1405879137089294336


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There’s also the objection that the drama serial is trying to present a positive image of India. How? And does it villanize Pakistan? No. So how is this even an issue?

 

Then there was the issue of Kashmir. It is unclear if the drama serial draws light on the issue aside from the obvious fact that it is the main sore spot between India and Pakistan. Yet people alleged the drama serial promoted anti-Kashmir sentiment.

https://twitter.com/UmeHareemLhr/status/1405845032800821255

https://twitter.com/Arslan_Sadiq/status/1405873661232435205

https://twitter.com/SyedOfficial92/status/1405856346063376388

https://twitter.com/elmir_khan/status/1405919074002116620

 

Some even dragged Balochistan into this.

 

Umera Ahmed is also trending on Twitter as people call for her to be banned too.

https://twitter.com/akashsayss/status/1406098394922176516

 

Pakistanis Call Out the Hate

Meanwhile, some people are disgusted by the pointless discussion and called on people to focus on issues that actually affect the average Pakistani.

 

Others criticized the fact that Pakistanis will watch Bollywood movies despite the Bollywood ban, yet will not support Pakistani artists, and a Pakistani project.

https://twitter.com/a6a_bacha/status/1406088204437098497


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The criticism is warranted given the offensive statements some people are making, such as Hindus and Muslims cannot live together. It is pertinent to mention that there is a clear strip of white in the Pakistani flag to represent Pakistan’s minorities.

Perhaps it’s high time we re-evaluate our opposition for India. We need to make sure we direct our dissent where it belongs; on issues like Kashmir. Not internally at our own minorities that have been contributing to Pakistan since independence.

 

ZEE5 Free Subscriptions

On the other hand, ZEE5 is offering free viewing of Dhoop Ki Deewar exclusively for Pakistanis.

“This special gesture in Pakistan is a reinforcement of the series’ message of Heart over Hate and an attempt to take this show and its premise to maximum viewers across the country.”

The web series will premiere on 25th June 2021.

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