The most controversial celebrity and a well known Bollywood director has bid farewell to his twitter account amid his arguable statements and his political viewpoints. Filmmaker deleted has his Twitter account after he received threats over his political opinions.
Anurag Kashyap and his political views
The 46-year-old had earlier posted his judgments regarding “Jai Shri Ram” which he called it to be a weaponization of the slogan used as a “war-cry”. The filmmaker was amongst those 49 celebrities who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a step against those guilty of such crimes. “You have criticized such lynchings in Parliament, Mr. Prime Minister, but that is not sufficient! What progress has been taken against the perpetrators?” the letter demanded.
“The lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities must be stopped immediately. We were horrified to learn from the NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) that there have been no less than 840 cases of crimes against Dalits in the year 2016, and a severe decline in the percentage of convictions,” the letter read.
Recently Anurag Kashyap tweeted protesting against the government for revoking Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “You know what is scary, that one man thinks that he knows exactly what’s the right thing to do for the benefit of 1,200,000,000 people and has the access to the power to execute it,” he tweeted, taking a hardly-veiled dig at PM Narendra Modi.
Receives life threats to his family and his daughter
After being voiced about his political opinions, the filmmaker has revealed that he had sustained life-threatening calls to his parents and his daughter Aaliyah who was also threatened with rape.
“When your parents start to get calls and your daughter gets online threats, you know that no one wants to talk. There isn’t going to be reason or rationale. Thugs will rule and thuggery will be the new way of life. Congratulations everyone on this new India and hope you all thrive,” he wrote in one of his last tweets.
In another tweet, he wrote, “Wish you all the happiness and success. This would be my last tweet as I leave Twitter. When I won’t be allowed to speak my mind without fear, then I would rather not speak at all. Goodbye.”