‘Countless health issues and birth defects,’ Ushna Shah urges media industry to stop promoting cousin marriages

'Countless health issues and birth defects,' Ushna Shah urges media industry to stop promoting cousin marriages

Ushna Shah has recently urged the media industry to stop promoting cousin marriages. The actress took to Twitter to share her stance.

Ushna is one of those actresses who are known for being vocal. She never fears expressing her opinions. The actress just recently Tweeted raising awareness about a prevalent trend. She spoke up about cousin marriages and how the drama industry is playing a role in promoting them.

'Countless health issues and birth defects,' Ushna Shah urges media industry to stop promoting cousin marriages

The actress in the Tweet wrote, ‘As artists and creators, we should stop encouraging cousin romances in dramas.’ The Alif Allah Aur Insaan shed light on the health complications it can cause.

‘Generations of cousin marriages have resulted in countless health issues,’ she added. She also named some health issues caused by cousin marriages like Thalassemia and learning disabilities. ‘Let’s take this seriously,’ she concluded.

Ushna also shared an article from a media outlet on the same issue. The public also agreed to her point of view.

Here’s what the public has to say:

'Countless health issues and birth defects,' Ushna Shah urges media industry to stop promoting cousin marriages
'Countless health issues and birth defects,' Ushna Shah urges media industry to stop promoting cousin marriages

First cousin marriages increase the risk of congenital problems in babies. According to an article, having a baby with a first cousin can double the risk of health problems like lung and heart defects, cleft palettes, and more. Moreover, first cousin marriages also increase the chances of the baby dying early.

Ushna Shah

Previously actress Ushna Shah and Usman Mukhtar were trolled for their pictures.

Usman Mukhtar and Ushna Shah paired up for an upcoming project. The two have shared pictures together from a recent photoshoot on their social media handles.

Pictures from the shoot are making rounds on the internet. However, the actors are being heavily criticized as people consider their poses ‘weird and awkward.’ The Alif Allah Aur Insaan actress is getting a lot of hate for her choice of dressing. The public thinks it is ‘inappropriate.’

A social media user wrote, ‘The middle picture is really cheap. I didn’t expect Usman Mukhtar to be such a cheapster!’

What are your views on this? Share in the comments bar below.

  • MAC says:

    Very true. If we look around in our families it’s quite easy to understand all the problems these marriages create. I am personally aware of many people having serious health issues, several people have even died due to hereditary diseases.

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