Bollywood actor Richa Chadha has thanked Vadodra City Police through Twitter for the ‘timely response’ for arresting the man hurling abuses and giving rape threats to stand-up comedian Agrima Joshua. She called it a much-needed reaffirmation as women are often targetted on social media with the kind of abusive vocabulary that this Gujarat-based man, Shubham Mishra, has used for the comedian. Richa Chadha had earlier raised her voice against the man and demanded action from the law authorities.
Thank you @Vadcitypolice for this swift and timely response. Citizens gradually become disappointed and hopeless with everything,when there's no rule of law, when hate has no consequences.This was a much-needed reafirrmation.May this episode act as a deterrent for other idiots. https://t.co/iP8T2droyo
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) July 12, 2020
Richa wrote “Thank you @Vadcitypolice for this swift and timely response. Citizens gradually become disappointed and hopeless with everything,when there’s no rule of law, when hate has no consequences.This was a much-needed reafirrmation.May this episode act as a deterrent for other idiots.”
Shubham Mishra has been booked under IPC sections 294 (obscenity), 354 (A), 504 (intentionally insults to break public peace) 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (intending to insult modesty of a woman) In a suo motu case by Vadodara Cybercrime police station, Mishra has also been booked under IT Act 67 (transmission of electronic material which is lascivious or tends to deprave or corrupt people).
Numerous celebrities like Sonam K Ahuja and National Commission for Women raised their voice against a man hurling rape threats and abuses at Agrima over her video. The Gujarat Police took note and promised action.
Meanwhile, Joshua on Friday evening apologized for hurting the sentiments of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s followers and said that video was taken down. “I am sorry for having hurt the sentiments of the many followers of the great leader Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. My heartfelt apologies to followers of the great leader, who I sincerely respect. The video has already been taken down. Please amplify,” she tweeted.
Source: Republic World