Hindutva Trolls Meet Their Match in Online Campaign in Support of Safoora


Online campaign in support of Safoor Zargar

Waquar Hasan | Clarion India

NEW DELHI – Ever since it came into the limelight that Safoora Zargar was pregnant when she was arrested, Hindutva trolls, including controversial Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra, started making lewd comments on her pregnancy. The unscrupulous trolls met their match in the netizens who came in support of the woman activist.

The canards that were being spread about the pregnancy of the anti-CAA activist and Jamia Millia Islamia Scholar amounted to outraging her modesty and character assassination.

Mishra, who is accused of instigating violence in Jafferabad that led to full-fledged pogrom in February, made a very offensive remarks against her saying his speech did not make her pregnant.

Haryana BJP’s social media head, Arun Yadav, also passed on a very nasty comment on her pregnancy. “ab 500 me 9 mahine ka recharge kisne kiya,” reads a tweet by Yadav which was taken note of by social media users.

“Jo maang rahe the aazadi, leke loute abadi.” This is Yadav’s another misogynistic tweet referring to Safoor’s pregnancy.

Apart from the above tweets from the BJP leaders, there were more vicious comments from the Hindutva trolls bordering on pornography.

The comments drew a lot of outrage on the social media and forced the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to issue a notice to the Delhi Police to take action against the offenders. However, the police have failed to take any action against them so far.

But some activists, including Kavita Krishnan, came in support of Safoora. They have launched an online campaign with the hashtag #WithSafooraAgainstSlander”.

The activists have uploaded their photos with a placard writing a message in support of Safoora.

“While hatemonger like Kapil Mishra continue to spit venom and attack women and their personal relationship, innocent lives suffer in jails made for hardcore criminals. #ReleaseSafoora,”reads one placard.

Starting this campaign, Kavita Krishnan posted a video message to the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi urge him to take actions Mishra and other offenders. She also asked that why a pregnant lady has been put behind bars amid the outbreak of Covid-19.

Here are some of the tweets which shared the photos of this online campaign.

There were other who demanded action against Mishra and Yadav.


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