Twitter on Friday saw ‘WW II’ aka World War II trending. If you are wondering why this historical event suddenly came to limelight then here is an answer. The link of this trend is associated with actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar.
Urmila on Thursday compared the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) to Rowlatt Act. The Rowlatt Act was an infamous act of British time known for curbing public liberty. While doing so Urmila wrongly quoted the date of World War II.
She Said, “After the end of WW II in 1919, the British knew that unrest was spreading in India&that may rise after the war was over. So, they brought a law commonly known as Rowlatt Act. That 1919 law&Citizenship (Amendment)Act of 2019 will be recorded as black laws in history”.
In actual World War I took place from 28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918. While the World War II broke out on 1st September 1939 and ended 2nd September 1945. Urmila who should have said World War I in her reference mistakenly said World War II.
The Twitterati’s were quick to teach her a lesson in history and thus started trending WW II. They trolled Urmila for her limited knowledge of history and facts.