Hindutva men and women have been unleashing a vicious online blitz targeting Muslim women that is laced with anti-Muslim remarks, sexual slurs and rape threats.
The latest episode was on Friday.
A youth Vipul Singh from Najafgarh in South West Delhi gave calls for rape and murder of Muslim women through his Instagram handle @vipul_singh0077.
“Hamara hindu ka hakk hai ke ab muslamaan aurto ladkiyo ka rape kare or fir jaan se maar de,” read Vipul’s toxic comment on photo and video sharing social networking service.
“It is the right of our Hindus to rape and kill Muslim women and girls,” read a rough English translation of Vipul’s comment.
“Hello @DelhiPolice this man called Vipul Singh is giving calls for rape & murder of Muslim women. He is from Najafgarh as per his Instagram. https://t.co/AKr2ajYeR8Cc: @NCWIndia @SwatiJaiHind @sharmarekha @DCPWestDelhi pls take action. His vehicle registration is from delhi,” read a tweet by poet and activist Nabiya Khan.
“The matter has been taken cognizance of, and concerned officials have been directed to take appropriate action,” tweeted Delhi Police in reply to Nabiya Khan’s tweet.
National Commission for Women also has taken cognizance of the reported crime. NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to Delhi Police Commissioner to immediately register FIR in the matter.
The women panel has also written to arrest the accused at the earliest. “Action taken in the matter must be apprised within 7 days,” it said.