Actor Akshay Kumar recently had a free-wheeling and apolitical chat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi that showed the PM in a different light. During the interview, Kumar asked the PM if he spent time on Social Media and enjoyed the several memes that float around. In the process, Akshay Kumar showed PM some memes, and one of the memes happened to be by photoshop artist who goes by the Twitter handle @Atheist_Krishna. Krishna even got a personal video message of appreciation from Akshay Kumar himself. A day after the PM himself appreciated Krishna’s work, a legal complaint has been filed against the photoshop artist.
Krishna today took to Twitter to attack a screenshot of an email he received from Twitter India about a legal complaint filed in India concerning one of his tweets.
Really shocked to see that some frustrated people who have lost their sense of humor and the ability to understand sarcasm can stoop so low. If you all think I have done nothing wrong intentionally ever then need all your support. pic.twitter.com/3grA5s7dsl
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) April 26, 2019
He tweeted, “Really shocked to see that some frustrated people who have lost their sense of humor and the ability to understand sarcasm can stoop so low. If you all think I have done nothing wrong intentionally ever then need all your support”.
The attached email said that Twitter India has received a legal complaint regarding one of his tweets alleging that the tweet violates Indian laws. Twitter India in the email also said that this was just to notify Krishna and that they are taking no action against the content as of now.
OpIndia has learnt that the tweet against which a legal complaint has been filed is one where after the Balakot airstrikes, Krishna had photoshopped some opposition leaders visiting Imran Khan and General Bajwa seeking ‘proof’ of the strikes.
बालाकोट में मारे गए आतंकवादियों के सबूत जुटाने पाकिस्तान पहुंचा विपक्ष। pic.twitter.com/Khnj1kOISe
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) April 5, 2019
As evident, Krishna’s tweet was political satire mocking the political leaders who were asking for proof of the Balakot airstrikes against Pakistan’s terror camps.
However, as humour and sarcasm are the first victims to fall to political vindictiveness, so too Krishna’s tweet seems to have drawn the ire of some petty political stooge who cannot take satire on the leaders he admires.
It is pertinent to note here that suspended babu AC Joshi had ‘raised concerns’ and tagged the police to this tweet by Krishna.
Dear Shikha @AddlCPCrimesHyd ,
I am reporting handle whose owner is located in Hyderabad
The handle @Atheist_Krishna has 2.52 lakh followers,hence the impact it can create on rumourmongering /false news.
It hides behind garb of parody
I hv informed Raghuvir, cyber cell
— Ashish Joshi (@acjoshi) April 5, 2019
He accused Krishna of spreading fake news that disturbs the harmony and said that he had informed ‘Raghuvir’ of cyber cell. Possibly, the only reason he referred to ‘Raghuvir’ unceremoniously is to prove that despite being accused of being involved in ‘blanket-tea scam’ and being suspended for using official letterhead to threaten a politician in his personal capacity, he has contacts in the police department.
The suspended Uttarakhand based SAG officer Ashish Joshi has been running loose on Twitter calling random people ‘terrorists’ and threatening criminal action against them.
This proves that #FakeNews Peddlers like @Atheist_Krishna, HSMT – have direct links with chaps like @akshaykumar, directly to top
My complaint against @Atheist_Krishna for #FakeNews Peddling ?https://t.co/jjN6NK1N79
P.S : HSMT : Hindutva Social Media Terrorist https://t.co/NM69WgCL9u
— Ashish Joshi (@acjoshi) April 24, 2019
He had strangely called Krishna a “Hindutva Social Media Terrorist”. This a term the suspended babu accused in a scam uses for anyone he doesn’t agree with politically.