Founder of right-wing propaganda blog page OpIndia calls for ‘largescale mindless violence,’ deletes tweet fearing reprisal from Twitter


Rahul Roushan, who founded the right-wing propaganda blog page OpIndia, is facing public shaming on social media after he took to Twitter to call for ‘largescale mindless violence’ in response to Pulwama terror attack.

Rahul Roushan

Roushan took to Twitter to write, “See, if you want to make sure ‘intellectuals’ like this ass listen to your grievances, the first thing you’ve to indulge is in largescale mindless violence. Gau rakshaks, you know what to do. Stop with sundry lynchings.” The founder of fake news factory OpIndia was responding to a tweet posted by noted Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Pulwama attack.


Realising that his action may prompt Twitter to deactivate his account, Roushan appeared to develop cold feet and made a spectacular U-turn by quickly deleting his tweet calling for massacre.

Twitter user Rohin Makkar took a potshot at Roushan and wrote, “Hi @rahulroushan ! That was a quick U-turn but glad you deleted your tweet where you have asked Gau rakshaks to indulge in more violence. Only problem is when twitter will suspend your account, RW will hold protest rallies and @ianuragthakur will summon Jack for it.”

Rohin’s taunt was in reference to a recent campaign launched by Hindutva zealots against Twitter for acting tough against the known hate-mongers on the microblogging site. Taking note of their complaint, a parliamentary panel headed by BJP MP Anurag Thakur had wasted no time in summoning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the committee. However, much to his dismay, Dorsey snubbed the summon and refused to appear before the panel.