Kaif being trolled is sheer absurdity: Minorities Commission

| Updated: Jul 29, 2017 19:30 IST

Hyderabad [Andhra Pradesh], July 29 (ANI): A number of people have come out in support of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif after he was brutally trolled on social media for playing chess with his son. Abid Rasool Khan, Chairman of Minorities Commission, spoke to ANI saying that people who are accusing Kaif of being 'un-Islamic' aren't competent to comment on the rules of Islam. "All the comments trolling Mohammad Kaif are unwanted, unwarranted and absurd," he said. He also said that Islam is a religion which is extremely liberal and teaches people to go in the right way in life. Khan added, "If we have any issues regarding the rules of Islam, we consult the clerics or refer to the Fatwas. These trolls are truly condemnable." Mohammad Kaif earned the disapproval of a small section of ultraconservatives for posting a Facebook photograph showing him playing chess with his son. This isn't the first time Muslim cricketers have been harassed like this. Mohammed Shami faced backlash recently for posting 'un-Islamic' pictures of his daughter's birthday. The premier Indian fast-bowler was also trolled for posting pictures of his wife wearing a sleeveless gown. One of India's finest all-rounders Irfan Pathan was hounded for sharing a picture in which his wife could be seen wearing nail-polish. Kaif himself was once trolled for doing the Surya Namaskar. (ANI)