Elder sister of Phogat sisters Geeta Phogat extended support to her younger sister, wrestler turned politician and Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Babita Phogat was being trolled heavily on Twitter for her bigoted remarks against Tablighi Jamaat.
Taking to Twitter, Geeta wrote supporting Babita Phogat as: “We play for 'Desh' by being 'fearless' and we will continue to speak for 'Deshhit' only by being 'fearless' !!”
Babita Phogat is a controversial figure for making these kinds of controversial statement. Earlier this month, her another tweet in Hindi goes like this: "फैला होगा चमगादड़ से तुम्हारे वहा।हमारे हिंदुस्तान में तो जाहिल सूअरों से फैल रहा है"
("At your place it (coronavirus) might have spread through bats, in Hindustan it spread through illiterate pigs.").
After facing severe backlash for her tweet, Phogat took it down and put out a clarification. She said, "What else should I call those who attack doctors, police, and nurses in this crisis."
"I have no motive to write against any particular caste. I have written against the attackers and will keep writing even further," she added.
The Tablighi Jamaat congregation took place early last month in the national capital's West Nizamuddin area. So far, her account hasn’t been suspended by Twitter, although the hashtag #suspendbabitaphogat is trending on social media