The internet is an entire world in itself. This world can be cruel sometimes but the gentle side of it is worth celebrating. We can find information on just about anything, stay in touch with our friends and family, earn money, shop stuff and even spend hours watching #cuteanimals videos. Every once in a while, it turns into a medium for social change, and that is the most beautiful feature of the virtual world.
This week the netizens found contended by the new trend in India and Pakistan as well. #MyNameInUrdu and #MyNameInHindi were the two keywords which brought both neighbors to stand by each other’s side.
A twitter user Prabha Raj recently enamored by Urdu script’s beauty and decided to make use of it in the Twitter handle name. She received a lot of negative comments on her name. But what she hadn’t expected was to start an entire moment against hate.
This is how Prabha Raj punched in her haters’ faces-
Sexually graphic abusive memes & being called sister or mother f*cker is what am subjected to in last few days bcos I’m using my “Hindu” name in Urdu. It doesn’t matter who you are,if your name is assumed to be a Muslim,you get the worst trolls
Not changing the name, FU trolls
— پر بھا Prabha Raj (@deepsealioness) January 5, 2019
Prabha receives the unexpected-
Let me do the same now. Solidarity, sister. 👊
— सुनंदा / سنندا / ਸੁਨੰਦਾ (@YoursLegallyy) January 5, 2019
And people in Pakistan are doing a #MyNameInHindi in solidarity.
It's just lovely ❤
— Shehla Rashid شہلا رشید (@Shehla_Rashid) January 9, 2019
— ساحلSahil Yadav यादव (@yadav93sahil) January 7, 2019
Prabha had no idea that her innocuous act would start a moment. She mentioned #MyNameInUrdu and neighbours reciprocated with #MyNameInHindi.
Using a bit of online translation :/
— Azfar अज़्फर اظفر (@AzfarRizvi) January 8, 2019
such a beautiful thing. we stereotype our hate in small but significant ways, & @YoursLegallyy, @deepsealioness & so many others in India have begun a movement to deflect the hate minorities face online, on to themselves. hope we can have a similar show of solidarity here 💗🙏🏽 https://t.co/lNHJMvFgPD
— मेहर (@curlistani) January 6, 2019
— सुनंदा / سنندا / ਸੁਨੰਦਾ (@YoursLegallyy) January 8, 2019
We must go through this pleasant moment and feel the peace in the air.