• Monday, June 27, 2022

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India hurt by ‘organised swarms of gender trolling’

By: Eastern Eye Staff

FOREIGN MINISTER SWARAJ TARGETED AFTER PASSPORT ROW INDIA’S foreign minister has spoken out on abusive tweets directed at her, a move welcomed on Monday (25) by women journalists and campaigners who say they routinely battle rape and death threats on social media. Online trolls targeted Sushma Swaraj, the most senior woman in In­dia’s government and an active Twitter user, after she helped a Hindu-Muslim couple who accused a passport official in her department of discriminating against them. Most of the abuse was from Hindus who accused her of “appeasing” the Muslim community by not taking the official’s side, and called…

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