Since twitter touched people’s lives, things in every realm, from politics to Bollywood, have taken a notable shift. For, happenings today are kinda more open to public. Certainly, it has bestowed us, the common men, with quite a number of pros as well. Like, passport issues are resolved in a jiffy if addressed to Sushma Swaraj on twitter. Similar is the ease in communication with railway minister too. But no pro rockets up alone without being weighed down by cons.
Surge in trolls and abuses, too, is pandemic in twitter. Take this recently transpired twitter war between Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi and HRD minister Smriti Irani. One sincere and socialistic post in context to the cyber rape threats faced by Priyanka was posted on twitter and eventually the two politically opposing identities were into loggerheads.
The following tweets would illuminate the way war progressed like a wildfire.
What I infer from what happened is that, no matter what, Smriti Irani could have dealt this fiasco in a much composed way than she did. In fact, sideling the political differences, she should have assured her of some stringency, which the authority would look after, to impede such sexist cyber threats handled by many women journalists and activists. But, she chose to be vindictive and impudent, which was pretty unbefitting on her front. Although her last tweet was more like a late bloomer but not really convincing enough.
Dear Smriti Irani, You are, in true sense, bolstering the common men’s protest against your designation despite being under-qualified for it. Do keep tabs on your actions, if you are looking forward to restore people’s faith in you.
By Prerna Daga
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