Ushna Shah, who previously demonstrated her solidarity with Feroze Khan’s ex-wife Syeda Aliza Sultan in their publicized domestic violence issue, is now seen extending her support for Khan with regard to the bullying he faced. Invoking the theme of forgiveness found in religion, she cited the example of the late Aamir Liaquat and implored her fans to think of how the ostracisation of the renowned personality caused so much harm.

Moreover, Ushna strongly expressed that she will not engage in or encourage any form of online bullying directed towards the actor because the damage caused by such actions is permanent. She stated that she has personally experienced the negative impact of cyberbullying.

While taking over Instagram stories, Ushna shared a relevant hadith along with a picture of Feroze Khan and herself. “The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: ‘It (Ramazan) is the month, whose beginning is mercy, its middle forgiveness and its end, emancipation from the fire (of hell).’ This is called ‘rehmat’ meaning mercy of Allah,” she wrote.

She then shared a picture of the late televangelist and expressed how those who did not forgive have blood on their hands. “Lest we forget. Those who took it upon themselves to punish, troll and bully have blood on their hands. Those of us who knew him and did not forgive him, when he was in pain, have blood on our hands. It is a guilt that cannot be erased, but can surely be learnt from,” she wrote.

“Ostracising and bullying cause irreparable damage. To condemn it is one thing, but to judge and execute in the court of the mob is another wrong that does not make a right,” she added.

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She went on to support her stance by sharing how she has first-hand experience in the matter of being bullied and how she will always stand against it. “I will always advocate against bullying, ostracising and leading people into a state of irreparable despair. I know firsthand how dangerous being trolled can be for a person’s state of mind; it is a punishment far too harsh for most alleged crimes,” she wrote.

“It is not for myself or for the online mob to ‘forgive’ for nothing was done to us. I simply won’t be a part of mob justice, for I have seen it end a life, that too, not long ago, and that trauma will always stay with me,” she added.

While acknowledging that it is not our place to punish the accused, Ushna believes that it is our moral responsibility to support women until they receive the justice they deserve. “We are in an age where it is our duty to stand in solidarity with fellow women, that might make men guilty until proven innocent, and that might seem unfair but that’s the price they now pay for what we have endured since the dawn of mankind. This solidarity does not entitle us to punish until there is nothing left to do but mourn the accused,” she continued.

“I have been dragged into this narrative since day one, this is my stance: I will not enable, nor will I ostracise and bully,” she concluded.

Ushna’s viewpoint is not being received well by the Twitter users, who find it appalling how the actress can go ahead and change her stance and extend her support for an alleged domestic abuser publicly.

“When you pretend to be woke but in actuality support a domestic abuser, the easy way out is to shield behind religion. Someone remind Ushna Shah she is no one to forgive Feroze Khan. The only one who can do that is his ex-wife who he beat and abused like a filthy animal,” one twitter user wrote.

Check out the reactions below.

Some Twitter users also brought up Muneeb Butt, Aiman Khan, and Minal Khan who recently reconciled with Feroze.

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