India’s Best Satire Page Gets Taken Off Facebook After Its Admin Received Death Threats
Political satire page Humans Of Hindutva was shut down yesterday, after the admin of the page allegedly started receiving death threats. Somehow, his personal phone number got leaked, and he started receiving threats – which also included threatening his family.
The anonymous admin, who also runs the website Satyanash, used to regularly make fun of the BJP, RSS and right wing fundamentalism. Over the past eight months, the page got a lot of followers, with many praising the tongue-in-cheek approach with which HOH approached its posts.
On his website Satyanash, the admin explained the reasoning behind him quitting the page, just to keep himself and his family safe.
” I’m quitting out of my own accord. I’ve not been banned or mass reported. I have recently received some threats to my life which I can’t take lightly. I am outnumbered, live in a BJP state and come from a middle-class family with no political or police connections. I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan. Actually, more than myself I worry for the safety of my family. I hope those who threatened me consider this as a victory and leave us alone. I have deleted the HOH page and will delete this website soon. Congratulations to Hindutva on winning this David vs. Goliath fight. As for those who were kind enough to lend me their ears for the last eight months, I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Cheers and alvida. Thanks for giving me some of your time. “
Many followers of the page have taken to social media to condemn the times we are living in, where freedom of speech is a myth.
Had a brief chat with my friend who runs the Humans of Hindutva page. He told me that trolls have got a hold of his phone number and they’re sending him death threats. He’s scared for his wife and children, so he’s shut the page for now. The nation can’t take a joke.
— Jairaj Singh (@JairajSinghR) December 28, 2017
So sad that the page called Humans of Hindutva had to be taken down. Freedom of expression is a joke in this country!
— Meghna Roy (@meghna_roy_) December 28, 2017
Humans of Hindutva, one of the best pages on Facebook trolling the trollers in their own vocabulary, has been mass reported and shut down for now. Congratulations. :/
— Hussain Haidry (@hussainhaidry) December 28, 2017
Trolls have got a hold of admins’ phone number and they’re sending him death threats. He’s scared for his wife and children, so he’s shut the page for now. The nation can’t take a joke. #Facism
— Humans of Hindutva 😢 (@AnAwakenedIndia) December 29, 2017
Cheers to us!
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