Hamirpur Police on Wednesday arrested a Muslim youth, Ahmed, for posting obscene, offensive and communal posts through a fake account of Sundaram, former district coordinator of RSS student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Ahmed allegedly posted communally sensitive and outrageous posts under the name of Sundaram on Hindu holy books Ramayan and Geeta, which angered the community in Maudaha, Uttar Pradesh.
Acting on the complaint filed by Sundaram, the police arrested Ahmed, who has confessed to his crime. He also confessed that he wanted to create communal tension and start a communal riot in Maudaha.
Ahmed would also post obscene posts on Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Yogi and forward the same on WhatsApp. Cases have been filed against him under the IT Act amongst others.
Recently, an FIR was lodged against a Delhi University professor, Kedar Kumar Mandal for his Facebook post likening Goddess Durga to a ‘sexy prostitute’.
This extreme behaviour is not just limited to Islamists and pseudo-seculars spreading hatred about Hindus and Hinduism. Muslim celebrities also get trolled on social media for taking part in celebrations of Hindu festivals. Irfan Pathan was recently trolled on social media for celebrating Raksha Bandhan. Before that, he had to fend off the trolls who has pounced upon his Instagram and Facebook page, after being irked by his photo with his wife who even though was wearing a Burkha, had exposed her hands and was wearing a nail-polish.
His Indian team colleagues too have been similarly targeted. Mohammed Kaif was also recently trolled by the Islamists for posting a photo of him playing chess with his son. The trolls justified their attack by claiming that chess was haram in Islam. He was also similarly trolled in December last year by Muslim fundamentalists for doing Surya Namaskar.
Mohammed Shami too has had his share of such incidents. In July he was trolled for celebrating the birthday of his daughter. They were offended especially by ‘the way Shami celebrated’ the birthday. He also in the past had to deal with angry comments for the photo of his wife in a gown.
Also it isn’t just Indian cricketers who have been plagued by such incidents. Even English cricketer Moeen Ali was recently trolled on twitter for drawing a picture because he was going against the traditions of Islam.