Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday once again urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unfollow the vicious right-wing trolls, who are known for giving grief to women on Twitter.
Wishing women on International Women’s Day, Kejriwal wrote, “Happy women’s day to all. On this day, I urge Hon’ble PM to unfollow all those who abuse n threaten women n take strong action against them. (sic)”
Happy women's day to all. On this day, I urge Hon'ble PM to unfollow all those who abuse n threaten women n take strong action against them
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 8, 2017
Kejriwal also shared a tweet, which mocked Modi for his decision to address a group of women village heads on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Gujarat.
Twitter user Jignesh Mevani had tweeted, “Modi Ji will be giving ‘upadesh’ to hundreds of Mahila sarpanch of Gujarat but will not utter a word about naliya sex scam.”
Modi, for his part, tweeted, “Saluting the indomitable spirit, determination & dedication of Nari Shakti on International Women’s Day.”
Saluting the indomitable spirit, determination & dedication of Nari Shakti on International Women's Day.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 8, 2017
Abusive trolls enjoying Modi’s blessings has been a topic of intense social media debate but even in the face of incessant criticism from intellectuals and hosts of civil rights activists, the prime minister has not stopped following them. Critics say that the abusive trolls in question form the infamous Twitter army of the saffron party.
Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his greetings on the occasion of International Womens Day saying generations of Indian women have made an invaluable contribution to the development and progress of the country.
“On the occasion of International Womens Day, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to women in India and in all parts of the world,” he said in a message.
Mukherjee said that the government had introduced and implemented historic legislations and far sighted programmes for their empowerment and equal participation in nation building and referred to the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign.
Elsewhere, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) will honour 30 women from different walks of life across the country on the occasion of International Womens Day tomorrow.
The second edition of the 2nd Annual International Womens Day Awards will also honour men who have helped women in distress.
“These awards not only recognise the unsung heroes of our society but will also prove as an inspiration to others. We received many nominations and 30 persons were shortlisted,” said DCW chief Swati Maliwal.