Vivek Agnihotri forced to delete abusive tweet on nun’s rape after Twitter locks his account

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Controversial filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri on Monday deleted his abusive tweet on nun’s rape after Twitter locked the his verified account for violation of rules.

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Actor Swara Bhasker thanked the microblogging site for forcing Agnihotri to delete his abusive tweet. She wrote, “Thank you @TwitterIndia @TwitterSupport 4 taking cognisance of @vivekagnihotri ‘s abusive tweet. And making him delete it! No tolerance 4 cyber bullying & abuse of women on public platforms! (Or private – but one thing at a time) Thank u.”

Swara had criticised Kerala MLA PC George for making objectionable remarks against the nun demanding the arrest of a bishop who allegedly raped her. Her tweet had read, “Absolutely shameful and disgusting!!!! Scum present across political spectrums and religious divides in India. Literally nauseating.”

To which Agnihotri had sacrastically tweeted, “Where is the placard – #MeTooProstituteNun?” This was in reference to Swara’s campaign against the perpetrators of the Kathua gang-rape and murder case, where the role of the Hindutva gang had come under serious scrutiny.

Upset by Agnihotri’s abusive tweet, Swara had writte, “In the rare moments of sanity that may visit your brain – otherwise unhinged with hate – think about how low that is #scum.” The Veere Di Wedding star had also contacted Twitter, reporting Agnihotri’s tweet.

In its response to Swara, Twitetr wrote, “… We have reviewed the account you reported and have locked it because we found it to be in violation of the Twitter rules. If the account owner complies with our requested actions and stated policies, the account will be unlocked.”

Twitterati were quick to hail Swara for forcing Agnihotri, a known proponent of vile Hindutva politics in India, to take down his tweet.

Actress Shruti Seth wrote, “For once you did what’s right @TwitterIndia Kindly be more strict with accounts that use vile language to try and silence contrarian voices(mostly of women) thank you for setting a good example.”

 

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