After her comments about the 1990s exodus of Kashmiri Pandits went viral and sparked a controversy, actress Sai Pallavi issued a clarification. The actor had expressed her concerns about religious violence, saying that while the exodus was wrong, so was cow vigilantism. This sparked outrage online, with many accusing her of demeaning the Kashmiri Pandit tragedy.
Sai Pallavi took to Instagram to explain that she would never minimise the tragedy, claiming that she was attempting to convey that all forms of violence were sinful.
“This is the first time that I am contacting everyone to clarify something, and I believe that this will be the first time that I will be thinking twice before speaking my heart because I am concerned that my words will be misinterpreted,” she explained. So please forgive me if I take a little longer than usual to express myself. In a recent interview, I was asked whether I supported the Left or the Right Wing, and I stated unequivocally that I believe I am neutral, and that we must first be good human beings before we identify ourselves with our beliefs. And the oppressed must be protected at all costs,” the actor explained.
Sai Pallavi added that she could never dismiss a tragedy, but she also couldn’t accept the violence of mob lynching. “I don’t believe any of us has the right to take the life of another person.” As a medical graduate, I believe that all lives are equal and important. I hope the day never comes when a child is born and is afraid of his or her identity. “I hope we’re not heading in that direction,” she said, adding that she felt alone and conflicted during the controversy and wondered what she had done wrong. She stated that she always speaks neutrally, and that many prominent people had failed to see the true meaning behind what she said.
During the viral media interview, Pallavi was asked if she was influenced by the left-wing movement in her personal life. She made it clear that she does not take sides. She made no bones about her opposition to the use of violence in the name of any religion. “The Kashmiri Files showed how Kashmiri Pandits were killed at the time,” she said. If the issue is viewed as a religious conflict, a Muslim driver transporting cows was recently beaten and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram.’ So, what’s the distinction between these two incidents? We have to be good people. We will not harm others if we are good. To answer your question, If you are not a good human being, justice will not be served by either the right or the left. “I’m completely unbiased.”