Actor-politician Nusrat Jahan Ruhi yet again found herself receiving threats on social media. This time for posing as the Hindu Goddess Durga. Jahan is reportedly receiving death threats for dressing up as the Goddess. She is currently visiting London for work.
Jahan took to her Instagram on the occasion of Mahalaya (September 17, 2020) and posted the image of herself dressed as Goddess Durga. She also posted videos from the photoshoot, following which, she started receiving a lot of hate texts and abuse online. Many users have sent her abusive threats in the post where she is seen posing as Durga. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP, Jahan is a Muslim born and is married to Nikhil Jain, a Hindu man.
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Hours after posting the picture on Instagram, she was also reminded of the need for “modesty”. An Instagram user told her to follow “Islamic values”. Another user demanded her to change her surname.
This is not the first time that MP Jahan has received threats online. Last year, the photographs of the actress, attending Durga Puja with her husband had gone viral and she was targeted. “She has been offering puja to Hindu Gods despite the fact that Islam orders its followers to pray only to ‘Allah’. What she has done is ‘haram’” a cleric had said on camera.
Jahan spoke about online abuse targeted at women and said, “Just because it is virtual, doesn’t mean it is not real. There has been a widespread increase in the spread of negativity. Online abuse towards women is on the rise,” TOI reported. She further added,”Women will be judged on just about anything – cooking, wearing certain kinds of clothes, opinions, and for any generic activity. People giving rape and death threats online are ones with a sick mentality. All they have is a fake name or ID as cover and a lot of time to carry out such activities. I am concerned about this growing negativity in the online space but I do not pay much heed to such things. In real-life, I have dealt with stalkers and crazy fans so I know how to deal with all such people. My mantra is to ignore the negativity.”
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