India is a country of diversity and inclusion. But one of the major concerns of our nation is to identify individuals based on their caste, creed, and religion. Hindus have temples and Muslims have mosques but then too from time to time we have issues regarding ‘Mandir yahi banayenge’ or ‘Masjid yahi rahega’. However, recently, this Hindu-Muslim row has taken a new turn. And obviously, it’s not a positive one. Well, the Hindu-Muslim debate has sparked a new fire on the internet when an image from a textbook went viral. Yes, you read that right. Netizens are fighting over an image from a textbook in which two sweet vendors Appan and Aslam are selling sweets but Appan is the dirty sweet vendor with no cleanliness while Aslam is the wise one in the picture.
This depiction of two Hindu-Muslim guys and also showing Appan as the bad guy has sparked debate on the internet. While some recognized Aslam as the bad guy in the image recalling the spitting incident, some criticized the depiction of a Hindu guy in the textbook.
Have a look:
Appan. Coz Aslam might spit into the sweets! Source of this textbook? https://t.co/GBRHOXXFy7
— Shefali Vaidya. (@ShefVaidya) April 6, 2021
This School textbooks is depicting Hindu sweet seller as unhygienic with flies sitting on his sweets & Mr Aslam is super clean & his sweets well kept.
— Radharamn Das (@RadharamnDas) April 6, 2021
According to them Appan is selling bad sweets and aslam is selling sweet with precautions. Aaji Ghanta!!!!! This is equal to Tanishq wali addvertisement. https://t.co/AC0zMxbPE3
— Mayaji (@TheMehtaji) April 6, 2021
Wait a minute… why aslam is not spitting on sweets? 🤷🏻♀️He is not a true mu$l!m if he don’t do that right? 🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/o1OllHYi20
— Aparnasanju (@aparnasanjup) April 6, 2021
Aslam is meant for repairing puncture. So kindly buy your fresh & pure sweets only from APPAN. pic.twitter.com/rJMdwlHtXP
— आदर्श वाजपेयी 🇮🇳 (@Aadarsh_VAJPAI) April 6, 2021
Appan won’t spit in it.. Aslam will. Value = 0. Book should be in the dustbin. https://t.co/WtLboMG5o3
— Krishnaa (@Kushasthala) April 6, 2021
I will buy sweets from Aslam because it’s Halal certified & Hygienic 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/zuehrKYeA8
— The Beyonder (@tharealkosmos) April 6, 2021
Appan could be that rice bag we never know ?
Hindu halwais do not need halal certification from NCERT or education boards. We know how to identify them in real life. https://t.co/EORobQ8iNN
— UN (@UshaNirmala) April 6, 2021
Setting the subtle agenda in poor kids that they will belive that an aslam will be the epitome of cleanliness whereas an appan will dirty af.
— Amar (@amaritesh) April 6, 2021
What do you guys think about the image? Would you from Aslam?