Calls for murder, rape and genocide online have continually been gaining momentum in the new age India. Muslims in particular are a favourite pick for extremist Hindus who want to see “Muslims finished from the face of the earth”.
Anyone who doesn’t agree with the majoritarian political opinion, faces trolling online which reaches to the level of death and rape threats. Many a times this ‘kill Brigade’ is highly educated and work for MNCs.
Richa Gautam who is ironically the inclusivity Officer at Tech Mahindra has openly called for the killing of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Not just that, Gautam wants to join the Army and then kill Kejriwal herself!
Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting to you, the Chief Diversity and Inclusivity Officer at @tech_mahindra , who has worked there for 11+ years, Ms. Richa Gautam @nainasingh1234. Cc: @anandmahindra @C_P_Gurnani pic.twitter.com/2hTSo5Y0DB
— GauravProbirPramanik (@gauravpramanik) September 13, 2018
Apparently, the inclusivity Officer is as angry with student leader Omar Khalid and Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani as she is with Kejriwal. She wants them dead too.
In another tweet, apparently while referring to Islam, Gautam calls it a ‘Global Pain’.
She has also been accused by a co-worker of harassment due to his sexual orientation. According to a report in the The Hindu BusinessLine, Gaurav Probir Pramanik alleged that Richa Gautam, the then global head of training at Tech Mahindra’s Business Services Group, constantly mocked the colour of his clothes and his “effeminate” behaviour.
He said this was a key reason for his quitting the company three years ago. Pramanik claimed he had been mum since then as he was awaiting the Supreme Court verdict on Section 377.
Recently, a man who had called for rape and trafficking of Kashimiri women was booked after the Jammu and Kashmir police took cognizance of the matter and found that the tweets by Ashish Kaul were “abusive and attract offences covered under law”.
Ashish Kaul, who as per his Twitter profile worked for a US-based company Development Dimensions International, was fired from the company after netizens brought the tweet to the attention of the company where Kaul called for rape and violence.
Kaul’s twitter account was also been suspended.
“Kill the *** economically and let them sell their daughters, wives in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to feed themselves!” Kaul had written on the microblogging website.
Ramesh Khazanchi, another member of the ‘Kill Brigade’ who calls for the eradication of Islam from Kashyap’s Kashmir, according to his Facebook profile is a ‘senior journalist’.
The profile also says that he has been associated with the Time of India.
His whole timeline is filled with hatred against Muslims, especially Kashmiris and praise for the Prime Minister of India Narendra Damodardas Modi.
In almost every post of his he calls for the eradication of the ‘virus’ called Islam from Kashmir. Moreover, the ‘senior journalist’ doesn’t shy away from using cuss words.
To view his timeline, which is actually genocidal, click here.
Jammu based Professor Hari Om, who according to his twitter profile is a Social Activist and a historian dosen’t shy away from calling an Article of the Indian Constitution as ‘Islamist’.
His pinned tweet says:
I am senior citizen of 74 suffering in Jammu since 1945.
I want millions of tweets and retweets challenging constitutional validity of #35A
SC to hear 9 PILs against #Islamist35A on Aug 31.
Please use the next 96 hours to tell SC that you oppose it tooth and nail.
— Prof. Hari Om (@Prof_Hariom) August 26, 2018
The ‘Professor’ also believes that the gruesome Kathua-Rape and murder of a nine year old nomad girl was a ‘political conspiracy hatched by Jihadi Mehbooba in order to help Pakistan annex Rasana forests!
Don’t equate actual rape of a nun by rapist Bishop Franco with Kathua episode.#Kathua was a conspiracy hatched by Jihadis like @MehboobaMufti and #TalibHussain to defame Jammu Hindus and cause their migration to help Pak agents annex strategic Rasana forests. https://t.co/yuH9rOiDqw
— Prof. Hari Om (@Prof_Hariom) September 13, 2018
With hate against Muslims in general, and Kashmiris in particular, normalising day after day and being accepted in educated India, social media has become a vent to hate speech, bigotry, rape threats, and calls to genocide.
Recently Hindu Extremists from Hindu Yuva Vahini had said it is the Muslim community’s conspiracy to increase their population to make India an Islamic nation by 2027.
“Muslims bear children not because they want to have them, but because they want to occupy the whole country,” he alleged.
The right-wing organisation was founded by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath in 2002, he is also the chief patron of the outfit. The group is open about their anti Muslim sentiments.
Yogi Adityanath, and his men have openly advocated hate against Muslims. In once instance that hit the news, Adityanath’s men have asked their supporters to rape dead Muslim women by pulling them out of their graves.
Uttar Pradesh, where Adityanath is Chief Minister now, saw targeted attacks on Muslims, especially women in September 2013, which resulted in at least 62 deaths and left more than 50,000 displaced.
Just a couple of days ago, the Hindu Yuva Vahini also made controversial remarks about the Taj Mahal. Members of a right wing organisation-Hindu Yuva Vahini were forcibly taken away for attempting to recite ‘Shiv Chalisaa’ (Hymn to Lord Shiva) inside Taj premises.
The history wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-Akhil Bhartiya Itihaas Sankalan Samiti has demanded that Friday prayers at Taj Mahal mosque should be banned.
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