Sushma Swaraj trolled over interfaith couple passport issue, takes them head on
“Honoured With Some Tweets”: Sushma Swaraj takes on trolls who ambushed her on Twitter for her Ministry issuing passports to an interfaith couple. “I was out of India from 17th to 23rd June 2018. I do not know what happened in my absence. However, I am honoured with some tweets,” Sushma Swaraj said in her tweet.
Earlier this week, a couple of inter-faith marriage, alleged that they were harassed at a passport office and the man was asked to change his name and religion. Married in 2007, Tanvi Seth and Anas Siqqiqui have a 7 year old daughter.
“Honoured With Some Tweets”: Sushma Swaraj takes on trolls who ambushed her on Twitter for her Ministry issuing passports to an interfaith couple.
According to one report, Mr Sidiqui said the officer “asked me to change my name, my religion… He said one of us has to change our name or religion”.
Vikas Mishra, the officer who allegedly said this, in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow was transferred after he humiliated the couple. Trolls on social media attacked Swaraj and the ministry for taking action against Mishra, claiming that “he was doing his duty.” And hashtag #ISupportVikasMishra took Twitter by a storm.
“Biased decision #ISupportVikasMishra shame on you mam…is it effect of your islamic kidney??(sic)” were among the tweets by trolls. Netizens were out in full force to support Sushma Swaraj.
I was out of India from 17th to 23rd June 2018. I do not know what happened in my absence. However, I am honoured with some tweets. I am sharing them with you. So I have liked them.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 24, 2018
The disgusting trolling of @SushmaSwaraj only shows us how toxic social media is, how trolls are unhinged and out of control, and how even those seemingly educated are really no different. So many snakes in the backyard
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) June 24, 2018
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) June 24, 2018