Wrestler Babita Phogat spreads hate on Twitter

On 15 April 2020, Babita Phogat had taken to Twitter to say that coronavirus was only India’s second biggest problem, and “ignorant Jamaatis” were its biggest cause of concern. A few weeks ago, she also posted about “ignorant Muslim pigs”, who, she claimed, were spreading coronavirus and used the hashtag #NizamuddinIdiots. As the controversy grew, the hashtag #SuspendBabitaPhogat began trending after Twitter users accused Phogat of posting communal and divisive tweets. Calls to suspend Phogat’s Twitter handle come a day after the micro-blogging site suspended the account of actress Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :Social Media
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Date of incident: April 15, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Hate Speech / Slander
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  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Muslim Community
    Name of Perpetrator Babita Phogat
    State Haryana
    District/City Charkhi Dadri
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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