Sai Pallavi was dragged into controversy when she compared the Kashmir genocide and lynching for cow smuggling. In an interview, she said that both are crimes, and violence in any form was not the right thing to do. Her comments invited a lot of reactions from the left and right-wing patriots. After much hue and cry, Sai Pallavi took to social media to issue a clarification and said that she will now think twice before putting forth her opinion.
Sharing a video message, Sai Pallavi said, "After I watched the film The Kashmir Files, I had the opportunity to speak with the director. I was disturbed seeing the plight of people and the generations of people that are still affected by it. I would never belittle a tragedy like genocide. Having said that, I can never come to terms with the mob lynching incident that happened during Covid times. I remember seeing that video and being shaken for days. All I wanted to convey was that violence in the name of any religion is a huge sin. Many people online justified the mob lynching incidents. I believe all lives are important. I hope a day doesn't come when a child is born and he/she is afraid of his/her identity. I will be thinking twice before I speak my heart because I am anxious that my words may be misinterpreted. I felt alone and conflicted thinking about what I did wrong. I felt like they [people who supported her] knew me for who I am."