- Repeated abuse, rape threats and death threats to @shilpitewari
- Generic threats to a variety of people
- Death threats to people
- Threats to rape wife/sister/publicly/etc
- Threat to shoot Narendra Modi dead.
The Citizens for Justice and Peace had hosted a meeting at the St. Xaviers College Hall to condemn the horrific terror attacks and to outline an action plan for youth and citizens. All of us were gathered there, scattered in the quadrangle and the hall. Swami Agnivesh and Mufti Fuzail Ul Rahman Hilal Usmani, our special guests, were also present having been escorted by my husband and colleague, Javed Anand. Suddenly Mr Amaresh Mishra arrived on the scene and first started using abusive language against M Rajdeep Sardesai, editor in chief of CNN-IBN at which point his mother Smt Nandini Sardesai also intervened. He then started haranguing Swami Agnivesh our guest, “warning” him on how he should speak related to the recent terror attacks in Mumbai! He soon turned to abusing both Mr Javed Anand and journalist Sajjid Rashid in offensive and unprintable language. In fact our daughter hurried to me at this point thinking that her father, Javed Anand was about to be assaulted. One of the over dozen witnesses, Shahbaz Khan intervened at this point and escorted Mr Amaresh Mishra out of the college.Whatever his problem is, he is clearly unhinged. He is also the author of several books and an ongoing blog on Times of India and contributes to Economic and Political Weekly. Rape threats and death threats are simply not acceptable. Particularly for people responsible for leading public opinion. Additionally, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had expressed resolve to clean the party of politicians who abuse women among its ranks. Well, the horde of people he abused also includes a dedicated youth congress leader by the handle @priyankac19 who has often defended the party’s interest publicly with good grace. That ought to get rid of him on an existing and known issue too, right? I hope both the Congress and Times of India have the good sense to ditch him in the larger public interest as well as their own credibility. PS: I have absolutely no doubt that Amaresh Misra is a UP Congress politician.
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Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.
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