1. Trolled on internet, Sanjay Nirupam’s wife feeling “unsafe” in India

Trolled on internet, Sanjay Nirupam’s wife feeling “unsafe” in India

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam is being trolled on social media ever since he questioned the veracity of surgical strikes by the army in PoK, prompting his wife to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure safety of her...

By: | Mumbai | Updated: October 7, 2016 8:02 PM
Earlier this week, Nirupam had called the surgical assault "fake" but the Congress leadership dissociated itself from his remarks, saying it had full faith in the armed forces. (PTI) Earlier this week, Nirupam had called the surgical assault “fake” but the Congress leadership dissociated itself from his remarks, saying it had full faith in the armed forces. (PTI)

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam is being trolled on social media ever since he questioned the veracity of surgical strikes by the army in PoK, prompting his wife to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure safety of her family as she is feeling “very unsafe” in India.

Geeta Nirupam’s letter to Modi came on a day when her husband claimed he had received a “threat call” on October 5 from gangster Ravi Pujari asking him to tender a public apology over his remarks on surgical strikes.

Earlier this week, Nirupam had called the surgical assault “fake” but the Congress leadership dissociated itself from his remarks, saying it had full faith in the armed forces.

In her letter, Geeta claimed she was also being abused openly in “most vulgar and demeaning manner possible not only on social media but even via phone calls.”

Expressing concern about the security of her family, Geeta has appealed to Prime Minister to “check the vulgar comments of the random social media activists and keep politics aside from the personal and familial life.”

Noting that her family has received threats from the underworld, Geeta wrote, “Yes, my husband said something that was clearly political in nature, which could have easily been discussed/ debated intellectually amongst political rivals and even commoners; just like any other Indian.”

She said, “He was talking about the nation and politics, not about his personal life and family. So, why is this so-called culture and family oriented nation that otherwise worships ‘the Devi’ dragging his 80-year-old mother into this political drama and abusing her by using the most vulgar language possible on social media?”

“If a girl is raped or molested, activists organise candle-marches to restore modesty, but not one person is ashamed of using social media to abuse, emotionally torture and verbally ‘rape’ the women in my family by threatening to burn my husband alive or killing him in broad daylight – just because he expressed his opinion.”

Referring to Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s statement that his wife Kiran Rao was feeling “unsafe” in India, Geeta said she too was feeling “very unsafe” in her own country.

Terming the social media outrage against her family as “barbarism”, Geeta stated that thousands of “abusive and downright vulgar” tweets are being shamelessly re-tweeted on a mass media portal and not one person – man or woman – has stood up to say stop.”

Through the letter, which she also shared on her Facebook account, Geeta appealed to Modi to “press the stop button on vulgar comments as politics is not a family game.”

“I am sadly disappointed and waiting for you to press the stop button and at least make sure that there is some censorship that monitors language on mass media. Politics is not a family game, so, can we stop dragging families into it? I want answers to my questions,” she said.

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    Tejkumar
    Oct 8, 2016 at 12:26 am
    For a person in public life hair splitting between politics and personal life is not possible. Sanjay Nirupam is obviously a man of low intelligence who took the citizens for granted. He should have foreseen the repurcussions of his foolish statement.
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      al
      Oct 8, 2016 at 4:37 am
      Correction: What he said was anti national and not political. Is the lady fine being married to an anti-national?
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        Keshavan
        Oct 8, 2016 at 1:12 pm
        WHAT IS THE PROOF THAT THEY WERE TROLLED?
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          Chandran
          Oct 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm
          She should first ask her husband to apologize or press the stop button. Otherwise we will think that she thinks stan is safe. BTW, is that what she meant?
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            hindusthani
            Oct 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm
            Indian surgical strikes has not only rattled the stanis but also our opposition parties. They fear the pority of Modi is likely to go further up
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              PM Nair
              Oct 8, 2016 at 10:07 am
              anti national comments con not be tolerated/accepted. by deliberately making an anti national comment, Nirupam,Kejriwal,rahul etc have become a hero in stan. Now to whom they are complaining?? They do not believe in the Govt & the Armed forces.... Shameless s...............
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                Suresh
                Oct 7, 2016 at 2:51 pm
                No problem, get out of india if you feel unsafe.
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                1. Umesh Mishra
                  Oct 7, 2016 at 2:53 pm
                  Whats the problem, just cross over to stan and lead a VIP life !
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                    welingkar
                    Oct 8, 2016 at 8:14 am
                    Dragging Sanjay Nirupam's family into this is uncalled for, but the fact remains that this dragged the country into a mess with his comments on the strike only to please his Italian mistress. What about that Mrs Nirupam?
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