Indian Journalist Jagrati Shukla again calls for use of ‘real bullets’ on Kashmiris, Twitter suspends account 

Indian Journalist Jagrati Shukla, who has been a repeat offender, and has openly been calling for the mass murder in Kashmir, has once again stooped low by calling for the use of ‘real bullets’ instead of pellet guns on protestors in Kashmir.

Pellet guns have been used by Indian armed forces in Kashmir, as a ‘non lethal’ weapon, which has blinded scores, killed dozens, and injured thousands.

Shukla also asked her followers to “retweet if they enjoy the suffering of stone pelting Islamic Jihadi terrorists.”

Bhai tujhe jisko CC krna hai na, tu krle. Lemme say it loud and clear👇 Indian Security Forces should only use real bullets (not pellets) against Blood Lusting Terrorist Sympathising Stone Pelting Islamist Jihadi Lynch Mobs“, her tweet read.

This is not the first time Shukla has called for violence against Kashmiris. A journalist with a history of bigoted online posts, who has even advocated genocide, Shukla was hired by the Indian government run channel Lok Sabha TV in May, 2018.

Shukla has already been suspended earlier from Twitter for a brief period of time for instigating lethal violence against the Muslim community, but her account was subsequently reinstated.

Calls for murder, rape and genocide online have continually been gaining momentum in the new age India. Muslims in particular are a favourite pick for extremist Hindus who want to see “Muslims finished from the face of the earth”.

Anyone who doesn’t agree with the majoritarian political opinion, faces trolling online which reaches to the level of death and rape threats. Many a times this ‘kill Brigade’ is highly educated and work for MNCs.

Recently, Richa Gautam who was ironically the inclusivity Officer at Tech Mahindra openly called for the killing of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Not just that, Gautam has said she wants to join the Army and then kill Kejriwal herself!

Apparently, the inclusivity Officer was as angry with student leader Omar Khalid and Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani as she is with Kejriwal. She wants them dead too.

In another tweet, apparently while referring to Islam, Gautam calls it a ‘Global Pain’.

She has also been accused by a co-worker of harassment due to his sexual orientation. According to a report in the The Hindu BusinessLine, Gaurav Probir Pramanik alleged that Richa Gautam, the then global head of training at Tech Mahindra’s Business Services Group, constantly mocked the colour of his clothes and his “effeminate” behaviour.

He said this was a key reason for his quitting the company three years ago. Pramanik claimed he had been mum since then as he was awaiting the Supreme Court verdict on Section 377.

Recently, a man who had called for rape and trafficking of Kashimiri women was booked after the Jammu and Kashmir police took cognizance of the matter and found that the tweets by Ashish Kaul were “abusive and attract offences covered under law”.

Ashish Kaul, who as per his Twitter profile worked for a US-based company Development Dimensions International, was fired from the company after netizens brought the tweet to the attention of the company where Kaul called for rape and violence.

Kaul’s twitter account was also been suspended.

“Kill the *** economically and let them sell their daughters, wives in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to feed themselves!” Kaul had written on the microblogging website.

Ramesh Khazanchi, another member of the ‘Kill Brigade’ who calls for the eradication of Islam from Kashyap’s Kashmir, according to his Facebook profile is a ‘senior journalist’.

The profile also says that he has been associated with the Time of India.

His whole timeline is filled with hatred against Muslims, especially Kashmiris and praise for the Prime Minister of India Narendra Damodardas Modi.

In almost every post of his he calls for the eradication of the ‘virus’ called Islam from Kashmir. Moreover, the ‘senior journalist’ doesn’t shy away from using cuss words.

To view his timeline, which is actually genocidal, click here.

Jammu based Professor Hari Om, who according to his twitter profile is a Social Activist and a historian dosen’t shy away from calling an Article of the Indian Constitution as ‘Islamist’.

His pinned tweet says:

The ‘Professor’ also believes that the gruesome Kathua-Rape and murder of a nine year old nomad girl was a ‘political conspiracy hatched by Jihadi Mehbooba in order to help Pakistan annex Rasana forests!

With hate against Muslims in general, and Kashmiris in particular, normalising day after day and being accepted in educated India, social media has become a vent to hate speech, bigotry, rape threats, and calls to genocide.

Recently Hindu Extremists from Hindu Yuva Vahini had said it is the Muslim community’s conspiracy to increase their population to make India an Islamic nation by 2027.

“Muslims bear children not because they want to have them, but because they want to occupy the whole country,” he alleged.

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The right-wing organisation was founded by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath in 2002, he is also the chief patron of the outfit. The group is open about their anti Muslim sentiments.

Yogi Adityanath, and his men have openly advocated hate against Muslims. In once instance that hit the news, Adityanath’s men have asked their supporters to rape dead Muslim women by pulling them out of their graves.

Uttar Pradesh, where Adityanath is Chief Minister now, saw targeted attacks on Muslims, especially women in September 2013, which resulted in at least 62 deaths and left more than 50,000 displaced.

Just a couple of days ago, the Hindu Yuva Vahini also made controversial remarks about the Taj Mahal. Members of a right wing organisation-Hindu Yuva Vahini were forcibly taken away for attempting to recite ‘Shiv Chalisaa’ (Hymn to Lord Shiva) inside Taj premises.

The history wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-Akhil Bhartiya Itihaas Sankalan Samiti has demanded that Friday prayers at Taj Mahal mosque should be banned.


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