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Anurag Kashyap quits Twitter, citing threats to the family; says New India has chosen dizziness over rational discussion – Entertainment News, Firstpost



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Referring to threats to his family's safety, director Anurag Kasyap deleted his Twitter account earlier today, August 10.

"When your parents start receiving calls and your daughter is threatened online, then you know that no one wants to talk. There will be no reason or justification. The thugs will rule and stealing will be the new way of life. this is new India and I hope you thrive, "Kashyap wrote in what were among his last two tweets on Saturday.

Kasyap, who criticized the actions of the current government, added: "When I will not be allowed to speak without fear, I would rather not speak at all."

ABP News tweets with screenshots from his last tweets:

This is not the first time Kashyap has come forward to threaten his family because of the views he has posted on social media. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi was re-elected this May, Kashyap went to Twitter to share some of the abusive comments and threats of rape directed at his teenage daughter online. He said many of those who sent offensive messages to his daughter were Modi's self-confessed followers.

Kashyap was among 49 intellectuals and public figures who had signed a recent petition seeking the prime minister to accelerate growing incidents of hate crime in the country. Since then, the director has said he received death threats. Nine signatories have filed criminal charges against them after sharing the open letter.

When Firstpost reached Kashyap for comment, he said: "When threats go beyond online [world] and get to your family, it's time to turn it off. I wish the best of this country and the people and everyone celebrating this new India. Unko mubarak ho, I'll go to an ostrich and bury my head in the sand and do my job. "

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Posted: August 10, 2019 10:47 pm
| Updated Date: August 10, 2019 10:50 PM

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Updated Date: August 10, 2019 10:50:43 PM IST

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