Bengaluru: While the going gets tough, the tough get going. True to this adage, Babita Phogat, the gold medal winning wrestler at the Commonwealth Games today said she was not Zaira Wasim and would not be intimated by the threats she is receiving over her anger against Tablighi Jamaats. 

She said, “Listen carefully and keep this in mind, I am not Zaira Wasim, I am Babita Phogat, I have fought for my country, I will not get bullied, I will keep fighting for my country and keep speaking the truth, I stand by what I said.” 

She added, “Isn’t it the truth that the Tablighi Jamaat is the super spreader of coronavirus? Don’t they still head the list of the total number of cases in India? Had it not been for them India would have contained the pandemic long ago and there wouldn’t have been the need to extend the lockdown. They are the troublemakers and people have to accept this.” 

She also said, “People who are in a habit of turning away from listening to the truth and have a problem with me speaking the truth should either change their proneness and just accept me the way I am.” 


Zaira Wasim, on the other hand, who Phogat refers to the Bollywood actor who quit acting as she felt movies were taking her away from Islam. 

A popular website added that earlier in 2017, she was targeted by Islamic fundamentalists for acting in a “polluted” medium, acting against “religious norms” and bringing shame and disgrace to the entire community. Trolls had attacked her after she met with J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti. 

The Tablighi event held in New Delhi was attended by more than 3500 members and it continued to go on despite lockdown. 
NSA Ajit  Doval had himself gone to the camp and requested them to disperse.