We’re yet to witness a Ramzan where there are no controversies involving the Ramzan shows being broadcasted by various channels, and this year is no different.
Pakistanis had barely moved on from the racer Aamir Liaquat and his naagin dance that Sahir Lodhi gave them yet another reason to be upset! In one of his Ramzan shows, two contestants were having a poetry stand-off when one of them iterated a couplet by Jaun Elia. And while he was at it, Sahir Lodhi did not seem too satisfied with the verse as it made no sense to him and he started doubting the authenticity of the verse and Jaun Elia’s writing capabilities.
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) April 30, 2021
And the netizens are furious!
This is sheer ignorance by @sahirlodhi, ye waaali kitaaab parhaaao is bande ko. Sahir and everyone on panel should be shamed for shamelessly rejected couplet actually authored by Jaun. pic.twitter.com/wsqxmiPldg
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) April 30, 2021
People shared the original couplet and it’s iteration by the poet himself:
— Fahad Desmukh (@desmukh) April 30, 2021
People couldn’t help but laugh at the competence of the judges:
Sahil Lodhi is such a loser. That’s Jon Elias shair and the contestant has said the exact words. Surprisingly the so called judges also agreed with SL. Lol, @ the Competence of judges.
— Sunshine (@VoiceOfValor) April 30, 2021
People were demanding that a strict action be taken against Sahir Lodhi and the panel of judges:
As a reader and fan of Jaun Elia and Urdu poetry. I demand strictest possible action against Sahir Lodhi and everyone sitting on the panel for being so ignorant. https://t.co/LRJNVivvMa
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) April 30, 2021
People were sharing how Jaun Elia must be tossing and turning in his grave:
"Jaun Elia is turning sides in his grave with immense pain upon such a disgraceful treatment to his high-calibre couplet correctly recited by contestant, but wrongly corrected by illiterate & jaahil, #SahirLodhi — endorsed by equally ignorant & jaahil judges."
— @exalted_jupiter https://t.co/vocBOD0ykF
— | ♐️ Shahid Syed | 333 | deyS dihahS 🏹 | (@exalted_jupiter) April 30, 2021
How about both?
Why PEMRA, why not HEC? https://t.co/QeS22tHWfe
— Syndrome (@MutationError) April 30, 2021
People were feeling bad for the contestants:
I felt so bad for the participant istg.
I hope some action is taken against jahil celebs https://t.co/1Q6h5TwR17
— اریج (@arij_mirza) April 30, 2021
People were suggesting that Sahir Lodhi used google before embarrassing himself:
This idiot could have googled!
I could have been a much better judge of this show cause he’s right! https://t.co/Ev2WcL0Snn
— Farwa Naqvi (@farwanaqvi_) April 30, 2021
People were just not having it:
3 judges sitting there with their shameful lack of knowledge and a joker passing judgments when he knows nothing. Feeling sad for Jaun Elia and the guy. https://t.co/tSnBaraA2j
— کشف (@kashafudduja_) April 30, 2021
People were sharing how the verse would make sense to anyone:
Even a not-so-pro poetry person would understand the 'wazan' and meaning of this shayr.
But SL being SL. What a stupid show of ignorance & pointless argument.
Judges bhi faarigh!! https://t.co/4nSkRSnfrl
— Anum Batool J (@AnumJaffry) April 30, 2021
Shots were fired!
That's why I am against of be zauq people in ba zauq places
They ruined everything https://t.co/eOsRHw1NZ1
— Umme Fatimah (@wiTtY_s0uL) April 30, 2021
People were demanding that Sahir Lodhi and the judges apologise for their ignorance:
— Syed Zill-e-Hussain (@syedzill512) April 30, 2021
— Pk_Fake News Alert (@Pk_FakeNews) April 30, 2021
People wanted the hosts and judges to be well-versed:
Jab knowledge he nahe hai tou aese program host he kyun kar rahe hain.
Sahir lodhi pehle khud seekh kar aen https://t.co/DfRooDUd3g
— Faryal Usmani (@FaryalUsmani10) April 30, 2021
People couldn’t stop throwing shade:
Baitbazi judge kr rahay or contestant ko keh rahay ap khud dekh lena theek hai k nahi, or judges bhi MashAllah 🤮
Ps ye host sahab to "Jaun bhai" k langotiya yaar thay jo inko sb pata ho ga wo kya or kesay likhtay 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ https://t.co/bYenI0VHW5
— فرح (@kitabaurchai) April 30, 2021
Shukar hai Jaun guzar gaye Yeh dekhny sey pehly :/ https://t.co/YaPtE4Vu2r
— ع² (@Syeda_batool05) April 30, 2021
People had questions:
Firstly I doubt they barely read Jon Elia, secondly the misra is literally not difficult to understand. Even the judges couldn’t understand it 🤡
گاہے گاہے بس اب یہی ہو کیا
تم سے مل کر بہت خوشی ہو کیا
Who made them judges? Why. That’s not even a tricky شعر. I am sorry Jon. 😭 https://t.co/Hlp19niK29
— خراب عورت (@KharabAurat) April 30, 2021
People were calling it Urdu ka janazah!
یا اللہ!!! اُردو کا جنازہ ہے۔۔۔ 💔 https://t.co/S3R1FPAEks
— Saman Jafriسمن جعفری (@SsamanJay) April 30, 2021
“I don't think k Jaun bhai likh skty hein ye" 😭😭😭😭😭
– Mirza Sahir Ludhi-anvi pic.twitter.com/h4t2Kpegms
— Da Vinci ₆⁶₆ (@AhmieCR7) April 30, 2021
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