Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif was a target of Twitter trolls on Friday over his tweet urging people to not malign religion by partaking in violent activities. However, a large number of civilians also supported the positive message on twitter and gave it back to the trolls.

The former Indian cricketer took a stand on the ongoing unrest in Basirhat city, a municipality in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India.

Kaif tweeted that the rioting taking place in the city which has resulted in property damage worth crores, is against the teaching of Prophet Mohammad. He also mentioned that Prophet is too great to be defended with a response over a Facebook post.


Just after he posted this, a flurry of comments bombarded his post. Many were of the opinion that the ongoing turmoil across India in the name of religion is not at all worth it while there were some who took jibes at the government for being too complacent in handling such incidents.

Violent clashes erupted in Basirhat after a Class 10 student updated a controversial picture on Facebook, although the boy was detained by police but the violence hasn’t abated.