When Twitter ‘murdered’ Sunanda Pushkar

The death of Sunanda Pushkar, just a few days after her Twitter outburst, was indeed a shock  to everyone. Before her death, there were a considerable amount of jokes on her relationship with Shashi Tharoor due to the Mehr Tarar angle, as is the case with celebrities whose personal lives are always topics of page-3 reports.

However, some people decided to blame Twitter for her death, arguing that such jokes, which Twitter users crack on anyone and everyone, pushed Sunanda into depression and then suicide:

Mahesh Bhatt

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Kunal Kohli

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Sudhir Chaudhary, editor at Zee News

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Kashish (a part time journalist at NDTV)

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Shailesh Yadav, a journalist at Aaj Tak

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Suketu Mehta, a professor at NYU

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Some may have deleted their tweets or used some other medium, but user reactions indicate what they did say:

Suhel Seth

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Vir Sanghvi

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While some said it explicitly, some chose to drop hints:

Barkha Dutt

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Harinder Baweja, journalist at Hindustan Times

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And of course MSM picked it from there:

Running stories in Print

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And conducting polls online

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We hope Twitter is exonerated soon.

And hope these people realize that knowingly or unknowingly, they were shielding the real culprit by blaming Twitter for what now is a clear case of murder.


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