NEW DELHI: Noted journalist and author Sagarika Ghose on Friday created an outrage on the internet with her tweet claiming that Muslims were being killed across the country.
The noted journalist tweeted, “Mobs are hunting and killing Muslims across India and THERE IS NO JUSTICE FOR THE KILLERS! WAKE UP, GOl!”
She didn’t give any reference to any incident but it seems that she was possibly referring to the recent lynching in Jharkhand in her tweet.
Ghose’s tweet triggered a Twitter storm and trolls asked her to not make any baseless claims . One user even claimed to have filed an FIR against her.
Facing backlash, Ghose later deleted her tweet and also apologised for the same.
Have deleted my tweet on attacks on Muslims & apologise if sentiments were hurt. However I remain a vigilant observer of communal violence..
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) May 20, 2017
Here’s how twitterati reacted:
Sagarika have you gone mad completely ?? Why are you spreading these lies and instigating riots ? Can you prove this lies!
— SidG (@leon119) May 20, 2017
Your complaint number is 74507 I have filed a complaint with Mumbai police against Sagarika Ghose for inciting riots and communal violence
— Chaitanya Joshi 🇮🇳 (@chaitanyajoshi) May 20, 2017
After INTENDED damage, #presstitutes delete tweets…but how to wipe filth in their minds??Govt MUST make an example to stop this practice!
— Rita Singh 🇮🇳 (@Rita_2110) May 20, 2017