#Trending: Bengali Women Are Being Abused Online Because There Are Allegations Against Rhea Chakraborty In The Sushant Singh Rajput Case. What Even?
Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has left a hollow feeling in all our hearts. Everyone wants to know what exactly happened and why such a young, talented actor had to lose his life so suddenly. No one really has all the answers but there are multiple theories floating about. Some are intriguing, some fit logically and others are just figments of people’s imagination. A lot of fingers are pointing towards Rhea Chakraborty after Sushant’s father lodged a complaint against her and her family for money laundering and abetment of suicide. The Twitterverse has already deemed her guilty and is persecuting her with volumes of hate and abuses. Whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty”? Isn’t that the logic our justice system is based on?
A lot of people really want Sushant to get the justice he deserves and the others simply want something to be entertained by this whole drama. Media has turned this whole thing into a circus by over-reporting it and that has only added fuel to the fire. The mystery surrounding Sushant’s death is something straight out of an Agatha Christie novel. It’s given rise to multiple debates and battles but the latest one is probably the worst one of them all.
It seems like the hate that Rhea is receiving has been extended to the entire Bengali community. Bengali women are now facing severe backlash online. It’s really funny how people have a tendency to generalise everything. After Sushant’s father lodged the complaint against Rhea and her family, people started abusing all Bengali women and calling them “gold-diggers”. The Kolkata police have initiated an investigation after Bengali women are complaining of being trolled and targeted online.
Hunt these abusers one by one – Sushant Singh case: Probe ordered after Bengali women face online abuse https://t.co/wvqgVwLyzr
— Anurag Shrivastava (@hrnext) August 5, 2020
Joint Commissioner of Police Murlidhar Sharma told The Indian Express that, “On August 3, our cyber cell has received a complaint against a sexually explicit content in connection with the case and investigation has been initiated.”
Taking this very seriously, a case has been lodged under multiple sections like 67/67A of Information Technology Act and sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 354D (stalking), 509 (whoever intending to insult the modesty of any woman) of Indian Penal Code.
The State Woman Commission has also received similar complaints from various women. They too have forwarded all the complaints to the cyber cell of the Kolkata police. Indian Express spoke to the Chairperson of the West Bengal Commission for Women Leena Gangopadhyay.
She said, “The way Bengali women are being targeted is ridiculous and demeaning. We have received some complaints and have spoken to the cyber police. They are looking into the matter.”
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While Netizens have begun a hate campaign against #Bengali women, who, as per their understanding, are “gold-diggers”and “manipulative”, #AajTak aired a show titled “Sushant par Rhea ka kaala jaadu”.#aajtak #SushantSinghRajput#SushantSinghRajputCasehttps://t.co/1kw03DUHpf
— The Logical Indian (@LogicalIndians) August 3, 2020
I don’t know why netizens have to make everything a bigger issue than it is. There are a few trolls that describe Bengal women as, “witches who perform black magic”. Seriously?! A man lost his life. We don’t even know for sure if Rhea is involved. I would think we have bigger issues at hand to deal with with the pandemic and all. And honestly, do we need more hate in the world? It’s already a pretty gloomy atmosphere.
Anway, clapping back at the “Bengali women are witches” comments, BJP’s Mahila morcha president and famous fashion designer Agnimitra Paul said, “While calling Bengali women witches remember kirtibas’s Ramayan before Ram fought Ravan in Ramayana whom did he worship, it’s Devi Durga.. Rest is Epic… We have always been devis… May it be beauty or in brain… If somebody has done something wrong punish him or her as an individual by the jurisdiction of law… But if you will try to hit an entire community by virtue if it… That will be not just humorous but idiotic.”
I don’t understand why people are generalizing such a sensitive case. Just because one Bengali woman is accused (not proven, just accused) of criminal activities, doesn’t mean all Bengali women are criminals. Is this the mentality of people or are they just bored?
For the love of God, can we just focus on the problems at hand without creating new ones?