NEW DELHI: Former NDTV journalist and National Political Editor of Hindustan Times, Sunetra Choudhury was at the receiving end of criticism after calling the installation of a shankh (conch) at Delhi Airport 'ugly'.
Taking it to her Twitter account, the journalist claimed that the conch looked uglier than the carpet and requested the authority to remove it. She wrote, "Oh my dear lord @DelhiAirport, this is even uglier than the carpet. Please remove."
Soon after she presented her opinion on the beautification of the mentioned airport, users were quick to criticize her as they thought she directly targetted at the religious sentiments of Hindus. They labeled it as a Hinduphobic tweet and brutally trolled her.
While some compared her this vision to her earlier one where she called Humayun's Tomb beautiful, many hit her below the belt and brought Sunetra's look in the whole scenario. See some of the reactions here:
Majority of this country is getting polarized. One of the reason is people like you who ridicules one community's faith while romanticizing with the other. pic.twitter.com/JhkXRyfB1U— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) January 12, 2020
Majority of this country is getting polarized. One of the reason is people like @sunetrac who ridicules one community's faith while romanticizing with the other.— Narendra Modi (@Sujeet_india) January 12, 2020
Sunetra Choudhury Ji plz open front camera of your mobile and look at your face which is more uglier than #Shankh pic.twitter.com/mzsTrAr8Yi
Oh My dear Lord @DelhiAirport , This is even Most Beautiful💓 Than Uglier Sunetra Choudhury, Please Remove Your Face😐 @sunetrac— NEVER FORGET & NEVER FORGIVE 🇮🇳 (@Mauryvanshi_1) January 12, 2020
& Wash with Conc H2SO4. 😆
(1) Shankhnaad 🚩💗💗🙏
(2) Miss Gobar 💃😆🤣😆 pic.twitter.com/fFHy26hAKv
The conch was installed in the month of October last year at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport as a part of making the Delhi Airport look more beautiful. What makes it prettier is its rotating feature along the vertical axis.