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Zainab Abbas Leaves India After Facing Charges of Anti-Hindu Tweets

Zainab Abbas, a popular Pakistani sports presenter, has left India after facing false allegations of making anti-Hindu statements on social media. She was in India to cover the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 as an official presenter.

According to sources, an Indian lawyer named Vineet Jindal filed a complaint against Abbas, accusing her of posting derogatory remarks against India and Hinduism on X, formerly known as Twitter, about nine years ago. Jindal claimed that Abbas used the username “Zainablovesrk” to make these tweets, which she later changed to “ZAbbasOfficial”, her current X account.

Abbas has denied the allegations and said that she has been unfairly targeted by Indian propaganda. She said her old tweets were taken from context and had nothing to do with her professional work as a presenter. She also said that she respects all religions and cultures and has never intended to hurt anyone’s sentiments.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that Abbas left India for personal reasons and dismissed the reports of her deportation. A spokesperson for the ICC said that Abbas had completed her duties for the first round of the World Cup and was free to leave the country. The spokesperson also said the ICC had not received official communication from the Indian authorities regarding Abbas’s case.

Currently stationed in Dubai, Zainab Abbas has expressed distress over feeling unsafe in India, leading to her departure. The situation has left her disheartened as she had a great affinity for covering the ICC World Cup and cherished the interactions with cricket enthusiasts from both nations.

Abbas’s departure from India has sparked outrage and disappointment among cricket fans worldwide, who have condemned the politicization of cricket and the harassment of journalists. Many have expressed their solidarity with Abbas and praised her for her professionalism and integrity.

 

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