Mumbai-based event manager Ronita Krishna Sharma is the latest to be trolled on social media for not marrying someone practising the same religion as her. Sharma took to Twitter sharing screenshots of the comments with "communal" taste she has been receiving on her Instagram pictures including "death threats". Provoking messages question her decision to be with a Muslim while being a Hindu herself. She has been receiving such messages for Eid pictures she shared last month.
Sharma tagged Mumbai Police and Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar in her complaint on Twitter and shared pictures of the messages she received. Sharing the screenshots on Twitter, Sharma wrote, "This certain profile on insta is harassing me with such communal messages also wishing #death for me. How do u fight this kind of bully on social media @MumbaiPolice @FarOutAkhtar." The city police replied to her saying that her complaint has been noted.
Here is her tweet:
This certain profile on insta is harassing me with such communal messages also wishing #death for me. How do u fight this kind of bully on social media @MumbaiPolice @FarOutAkhtar pic.twitter.com/3xhfXW4lvn
— RonitaKrishnaSharma (@ronitasharma) July 12, 2018
Here is Mumbai Police's reply:
We have followed you. Request you to inbox your number. We will look into this on priority.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 12, 2018
Here is Ronita's Facebook post:
Online harassment has been on high in the recent past. From celebrities to common people, everyone has been a victim of this culture. Hiding under the carpet of anonymity, trolls making headlines for attacking people has become a norm. While gender does not matter here, women often find themselves in the middle of controversies over everything from the clothes they wear, the people they date, their opinions and a lot more.
Celebrity women including Priyanka Chopra, Sushma Swaraj, Sania Mirza, Zaira Wasim, Suhana Khan often get trolled for simply minding their business. A recent research said that children and youngsters who face cyber bullying are more than twice as likely to cause self-harm. According to the study, it is not just the victims but the perpetrators are equally vulnerable to suicidal behaviours.