As the world mourns the tragic death of at least 85 people killed, after the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane, carrying them crashed into a residential neighbourhood in Karachi on Friday, anti-Muslim bigots in India are celebrating the devastating loss of life on social media.
The Airbus A320 passenger plane belonging to the state-run airline PIA crashed in Karachi’s Model Colony while on approach to Jinnah International Airport. The plane was carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew members from Lahore to Karachi.
While the news brought the rest of the world together in offering condolences to the families of those who died, right-wing Islamophobes in India, are joking and blatantly expressing their happiness at this shattering human loss.
Their comments on social media has left Pakistanis feeling shocked and horrified, while wondering how their neighbours could rejoice in the aftermath of such a horrific tragedy.
While some called it sickening and inhuman, others described it as sadistic.
An extremely cheap, mentally sickening, inhumane, horrifying comments about #Piacrash from Indians in below snaps, how dirty and retarded is Indian nation celebrating and congratulating on more the 100 humane deaths.
Horrifying example of hate speech. @CynthiaDRitchie @ashoswai pic.twitter.com/yBt7NsRvdV
— ABH.Khokhar (@khokhar880) May 22, 2020
A tragic plane crash in Pakistan is a moment of joy for some Indians.
Political & military rivalry aside, why have we become shameless & celebrating the disastrous deaths of human life.
There is something worse than COVID-19 that seemed to have affected everyone, disgraceful pic.twitter.com/GWJMrHk13a
— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) May 22, 2020
— Gulrose Shaikh (@GulRose_views) May 22, 2020
— Encrypted Layman! 🍁 (@freddyefaizan) May 22, 2020
I don’t know how to express my feelings after seeing Laughing emoji reactions of Indians under different posts of #PIAPlanecrash news.
NO WORDS , SPEECHLESS ! #Karachi
O Modi what have you done to India… pic.twitter.com/eK3srZsCqM
— Usman Younas عثمان یونس (@uzzi0011) May 22, 2020
One Pakistani social media user said, “they were to share our sorrow but this is totally inhumane act.”
This is not the first time, anti-Muslim hate mongers in India have celebrated the death of Muslims. In the aftermath of the 2019 mass shooting of Muslims in a mosque in New Zealand, the right wingers had hailed the dastardly terrorist attack against innocent worshippers as a ‘well deserved lesson’, and had praised the terrorist who carried out the attack as a ‘brave man’.