Actress Mahira Khan took to Twitter on Thursday to question the international media coverage of the ongoing Sudanese crisis.
Why is barely any international news channel giving this proper coverage? It’s heartbreaking to read about what’s happening in Sudan and so is the indifference towards it.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 13, 2019
Mahira Khan has put her distress into words and questioned, “Why is barely any international news channel giving this proper coverage?”
Known for her advocacy for human rights, the actress continued, “It’s heartbreaking to read about what’s happening in Sudan and so is the indifference towards it.”
Soon, there was an outpour of empathy and concern from people across the world under her tweet. Some people blamed the international media of broadcasting “what sells faster and bigger?”
While some named it as lack of unity among Muslims.
And a few lauded the actress for having a keen eye on the “current affairs worldwide.”
Security forces in Sudan attacked a protest camp in capital Khartoum on June 3, 2019 killing dozens of people after the overthrow of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on April 11. The forces’ assault on the weeks-long sit-in protest in front of the military headquarters in the capital exuded strong criticism from the African Union, the United Nations, and other countries. The protest leaders have called the bloody raid, a “massacre”.