Navjot Singh Sidhu, former cricketer, politician, and tv personality, attracted negative press following his statement on the Pulwama terror attacks once he stated that no individual nation could be held responsible for such heinous acts which terrorist did not have any religion.

Amidst immense backlash and social media pressure to #boycottsidhu, Sony TV reportedly asked Sidhu to leave The Kapil Sharma Show, a comedy show that Sidhu has been associated with for a whole. Following Sidhu’s statements, the hashtag of #BoycottKapilSharma has been that featuring in Twitter’s top trending hashtags. Kapil Sharma, the host of the show, recently spoke on the issue.

Sharma commented that using trending hashtags like #boycottsidhu or #boycottkapilsharmashow helps no one, which such unnecessary press diverts youth from the main issue at hand. Kapil also told the media that Sidhu’s absence from the show for 2 episodes, where he was replaced by Archana Puran Singh was owing to ‘prior commitments’.

Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed after suicide bombings took place in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-E-Mohammed has taken responsibility for the attacks.

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