#MeTooUrbanNaxal Trends On Twitter To Protest The Arrests Of Activists Around The Country

#MeTooUrbanNaxal Trends On Twitter To Protest The Arrests Of Activists Around The Country

On Tuesday, as many as five activists across five states were arrested by the police over their alleged links to Maoists. 

These activists are being called ‘urban naxals’ as the government believes that Maoists are trying to gain a foothold in the urban centres via overground sympathisers.

Source: Sirfnews

 

It is all connected with the Bhima Koregaon violence that occurred in Pune in January this year.

This was followed by caste-based clashes in several parts of Maharashtra, and the police allegedly recovered a letter containing an assassination plot for Prime Minister Modi.

Source: Myind

 

The lawyers, journalists, and activists, who have been detained till now include Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, and Arun Ferriera.

These countrywide raids and arrests led to social media outrage, with many referring to the move as a ‘witch hunt’ to put an end to dissent.

Source: rightlog

 

Filmmaker and author Vivek Agnihotri, made a call on Twitter to support the human rights activists and people soon joined in.

Netizens enlisted themselves as ‘Urban Naxals’, using the hashtag #MeTooUrbanNaxal.

The massive outrage is also being termed as an attack on democratic rights and the situation is being compared to that of Emergency in India.




Source: Scoop Whoop

Post a Comment

#Follow us on Instagram