New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took to twitter come out in support of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli following online abuse. After Virat Kohli extended his support to senior fast-bowler Mohammed Shami and called out religious discrimination, now-deleted Twitter account @Criccrazyygirl issued rape threats to Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma’s nine-month-old daughter.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted a post, Virat Kohli to “forgive” trolls who are filled with hate. “Dear Virat, these people are filled with hate because nobody gives them any love. Forgive them,” Rahul tweeted.
These people are filled with hate because nobody gives them any love. Forgive them.
Protect the team.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 2, 2021
Earlier in the day, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had taken a suo-motu cognizance on reports of online rape threats to Virat Kohli’s daughter.
As per DCW, they have asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police to provide them with a copy of the First Information Report (FIR), details of the accused identified and arrested, and detailed action taken report by November 8, 2021.
Issuing a notice to the Delhi Police, DCW described the online trolling of Virat Kohli and his family as a “serious matter” and asked for “immediate attention.”
In reply to trolls who were blaming Shami for India’s defeat against Pakistan, Virat Kohli had said, “To me, attacking someone over religion is the most, I would say, the pathetic thing that one can do. Everyone has the right to express their opinion and what they feel about a particular situation. I have never ever thought of discriminating against anyone over their religion and that is a very sacred and personal thing to every human being.”
“People bring out their frustration in this way. They have no understanding of what we do as an individual. They have no understanding of how much effort we put into the field. They have no understanding of the fact that someone like Mohammed Shami has won India in the number of matches in the last few years and he is our primary bowlers along with Jasprit Bumrah when it comes to making an impact in the game,” he further said.
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