Social media has been extensively used by many radical Islamists to victimise Hindu women in the past. In another such incident, one Rima Tandon (name changed) here has been trolled and given rape threats after she, in her social media post, voiced her opinion of Azaan.
Rima has alleged that one Muslim youth named, Fardeen Modal, attacked her after she posted her picture on social media, where she held a placard and appealed to Muslims to recite Azaan but to keep the volume low.
Reacting to her post, Fardeen Modal, threatened rape on the Hindu girl in a profanity-laden response on Instagram. She shared screenshots of the threats on Twitter.
Fardeen Modal, who has a private account on Instagram, in his messages to Rima allegedly threatened her of rape. He said that she (Rima) would only come to know then, what are the repercussions of messing with a Muslim. “Kattar Muslim kissi baap se nahi darta hun“, (I am a staunch Muslim, I’m not scared of anyone), wrote Fardeen in his message to Rima.
On June 28, Rima had taken to Twitter to share her picture with the placard raising her voice against the blaring of Azaan in high volume. Expressing her support to Karishma Bhosale, the girl in the Mankhurd region of Mumbai, who was bullied by Muslim residents for raising her voice against the blaring of azaan in high volume from a neighbourhood mosque in her area, Rima wrote: “I applaud Karishma who stood for her rights . Azan must be banned in loudspeaker. There must be some short of regulation on frequency of sound . It’s totally disturbing. Our religious sentiments and mental peace matters too”.
This Tweet had not only miffed Fardeen Modal who took to Instagram to threaten Rima of rape, but also irked another Muslim youth, Suhail Khan, who too, used extremely crass language to abuse Rima on Twitter.
Kyu Teri Maa Chodi Hai Kya Be Chinaal Ki Shakal Ki Randi Saali Bhadwi🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— Suhail Khan (@SuhailK02476358) July 4, 2020
However, following the threat, many social media users, have tagged Indore police and the National Commission of Women asking them to take strict action against the Muslim youth Fardeen Modal for openly issuing rape threats to the girl.
Editor’s Note: The identity of the girl in question has been masked since she feared for her security