Rangoli Chandel calls to shoot muslims in a tweet

14 April 2020: Rangoli Chandel and controversy fit together like a hand in a glove. In the wake of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation held in Delhi being tagged a "hotspot" for the spread of the virus, Chandel recently took to Twitter and posted a tweet so bigoted and full of hate speech against Muslims that it shocked the nation. On 15 April, Wednesday, Chandel posted a tweet saying, "A Jamaati dies of corona...when police went to check their families they were attacked and killed, secular media," she wrote. Chandel further added, "...make these mullas + secular media stand in a line and shoot them dead... f***k history, they may call us Nazis (but) who cares. Life is more important than fake image". The communally charged and deeply Islamophobic tweet instantly went viral and was mass reported for abuse by hundreds of Twitter users. Many pointed out that the tweet was not just an example of hate speech but also perpetuated fake news. Many wondered why, despite mass reports and such obvious violations of Twitter's policies against speech, the platform failed to take down the tweet on time. It was only on Thursday when outrage against the tweet grew to a crescendo that Twitter finally took note. By the time it was removed, the tweet had already garnered thousands of views, likes and shares. Twitter's policies clearly lay down rules regarding hate speech and incitement of violence. In fact, on March 5, Twitter even updated its policies to include "dehumanising" tweets as part of hate speech. Advocate Ali Kaashif Khan has filed a written police complaint against her. Rangoli is currently at her residence in Manali Himachal Pradesh along with her family due to the nationwide lockdown.

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Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
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Date of incident: April 15, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech / Slander
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  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Muslim Community
    Name of Perpetrator Rangoli Chandel
    State Himachal Pradesh
    District/City Kullu
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
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