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Bollywood celebs seek support for petition against online abuse..

19/07/2020

New Delhi, July 19 (HS) While social media gave the common man a platform to connect with his favorite stars, it also became a platform in which netizens openly trolled celebrities, abused them and sometimes even issued threats to them. 

Now, Sonam K Ahuja, Konkona Sensharma, Dia Mirza, Meera Chopra, Ahana Kumra and many other stars raised their voice against this harassment, by pledging their support to a petition to raise this issue of online abuse against women with the social media companies.

The stars shared the petition on Twitter and wrote, ‘enough is enough’,  as they asserted that it was high time to end ‘targetted abuse and harassment’ against women online.

Sonam wrote on Twitter, "Enough is Enough! It's time we put an end to targeted abuse & harassment women face online every day. Join me & stand for #IndiaAgainstAbuse @TwitterIndia @Policy @instagram @YouTubeIndia- Sign the Petition! http://chng.it/JbRjzkVh via @UKChange"

Ahana Kumra wrote, "Enough is Enough! It's time we put an end to targeted abuse & harassment women face online every day. Join me & stand for #IndiaAgainstAbuse @TwitterIndia @Policy @instagram @YouTubeIndia - Sign the Petition! http://chng.it/GHd76crb via @ChangeOrg_India

Konkana Sensharma wrote, "Enough is Enough! It's time we put an end to targeted abuse & harassment women face online every day. Join me & stand for #IndiaAgainstAbuse @TwitterIndia @Policy @instagram @YouTubeIndia - Sign the Petition! http://chng.it/2vtpvMSw via @ChangeOrg_India"

Dia Mirza wrote, "Enough is Enough! It's time we put an end to targeted abuse & harassment women face online every day. Join me & stand for #IndiaAgainstAbuse @TwitterIndia @Policy @instagram @YouTubeIndia - Sign the Petition! http://chng.it/xZ8WpJQ2 via @ChangeOrg_India"

Hansal Mehta, Sandhya Mridul and Shruti Seth also lent their support to the campaign.

Shruti wrote, "The most ironic thing I’m doing today, is sharing this petition here on @TwitterIndia But one can always hope to be pleasantly surprised by everything. Even twitter! Jai Hind"

The petition stated that women who express their 'strong views' were ‘constantly targeted with vulgar memes, abusive sexual comments, bullying, name-calling and graphic images' and that 'death and rape threats are the new normal for most women on social media.' It added that the only options for them were to block them. 

So far, 4804 people had signed the petition.


Hindusthan Samachar / Radha Tiwary


 
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