Anurag Kashyap Files FIR Against User who Threatened his Daughter
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap received a lot of hate for tagging the Indian Prime Minister in his tweet
A few days ago, Gangs of Wasseypur filmmaker Anurag Kashyap shared that his daughter was being threatened by a social media user. He then filed an FIR against the accused and thanked the Mumbai Police for registering his complaint.
The irony with social media is when I say vote for your constituent so one can take there problems to them, they say Vote for the PM. When you tag PM to the the tweet they say it’s not his responsibility go to the constituent.— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 26, 2019
In his latest tweet, Anurag said, "I want to thank the Mumbai Police, Maharastra Cyber and Brijesh Singh in helping me file an FIR. Thank you so much for the amazing support and starting the process. Thank you Chief Minister of Maharastra, Devendra Fadnavis and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As I father, I am more secure now."
During the recent Indian elections, a social media user happened to comment on Anurag's 15-year-old daughter Aaliyah Kashyap's Instagram. The user going by the name, Chowkidar Ramsanghi, threatened to rape Aaliyah if Anurag didn't stop from spewing "non-sense" on the Indian elections that were going on at the time. Anurag took notice of the comment and took a screenshot that he later shared on Twitter.
Attaching a photo of the comment, Anurag addressed the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and wrote, "Dear Narendra Modi sir, congratulations on your victory and thank you for the message of inclusiveness. Sir, please also tell us how do we deal with these followers of yours who celebrate your victory by threatening my daughter with messages like these, for me being your dissenter."
While Anurag's tweet was only because of concern for his daughter, and many other girls like her, it was not well received by many. Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi felt that it was not necessary for Anurag to mention the Indian PM in his tweet. She wrote, "Dear Anurag Kashyap, I have openly been a supporter of Narendra Modi and yet received rape threats for my daughter and even myself when controversy erupted. I have done what a right thinking citizen must do, that is, complained to Mumbai Police and Cybercrime Cell and not tagged the PM. What is your point?"
Please do not worry, we are duty bound to protect, online and offline.— Brijesh Singh (@Brijeshbsingh) May 26, 2019
To Suchitra's tweet, Anurag replied, "Point is - one statement from him that he does not endorse hatemongers, will shut them up."
Dear @anuragkashyap72 I have been openly pro #Modi & yet have often rcvd rape threats for my daughter & even myself when controversy has erupted. I have done what a right thinking citizen must do ie complained to #MumbaiPolice & #cybercrime cell. NOT tag #PM!!! Whats ur point?— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) May 26, 2019
Earlier, before filing an FIR against the accused, the filmmaker also shared, "The irony with social media is that when I say vote for your constituent, so that one can take their problems to them, they say vote for the Prime Minister. When you tag the Prime Minister in a tweet, they say it's not his responsibility, go to the constituent."