Opinion | A new investigation in India reveals an old truth about silencing women

Global Opinion by Barkha Dutt: A new investigation in India reveals an old truth about silencing women

1/22/2022 11:00:00 AM

Global Opinion by Barkha Dutt: A new investigation in India reveals an old truth about silencing women

It is emotionally exhausting, suffocating and depleting to be targeted in this manner. It is also a threat to my life.

I received another reminder this week of exactly how dangerous trolling can be, especially when it is patronized by those who wield political power.An edited clip from a news report I did in 2004 was shared by right-wing trolls to falsely claim that I had supported the “genocide of Kashmiri Pandits,” the Hindu minority of the valley forced out in the 1990s by terrorists when the insurgency took birth. The clip has been edited to completely distort the context;

have repeatedly called it for what it is — an absolute lie.AdvertisementBut, every year, the BJP’s far-right supporters make it go viral. Among those who shared it on Twitter this week, with a comment that called me a “termite,” is one of Bollywood’s big names, Paresh Rawal, who has been a BJP member of parliament. Another was Kapil Mishra, who calls himself “a proud BJP worker” and who, during protests against a contentious new citizenship law, infamously led a chant calling for those who are not patriots to be

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Story continues below advertisement I received another reminder this week of exactly how dangerous trolling can be, especially when it is patronized by those who wield political power. An edited clip from a news report I did in 2004 was shared by right-wing trolls to falsely claim that I had supported the “genocide of Kashmiri Pandits,” the Hindu minority of the valley forced out in the 1990s by terrorists when the insurgency took birth. The clip has been edited to completely distort the context; have repeatedly called it for what it is — an absolute lie. Advertisement But, every year, the BJP’s far-right supporters make it go viral. Among those who shared it on Twitter this week, with a comment that called me a “ termite ,” is one of Bollywood’s big names, Paresh Rawal, who has been a BJP member of parliament. Another was Kapil Mishra, who calls himself “a proud BJP worker” and who, during protests against a contentious new citizenship law, infamously led a chant calling for those who are not patriots to be . Story continues below advertisement The annual, deliberate falsification of this report is so inflammatory that it can easily incite physical violence against me. In response to Rawal’s tweet, one warns that he would have broken my teeth if he had the chance, complaining that the BJP is too tolerant. In 2021, a