In another case of social media bullying, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has quit his Twitter account. The Gangs of Wasseypur director got into trouble for speaking his mind on the Government's decision to repeal Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two separate Union Territories. Citing safety concerns for his family and daughter, he deleted his account and in his final tweets has called out the level of intolerance among the masses who would stoop so low.
"When your parents start to get calls and your daughter gets online threats you know that no one wants to talk. There isn't going to be reason or rationale. Thugs will rule and thuggery will be the new way of life. Congratulations on everyone on this new India & hope you all will thrive." tweeted Anurag Kashyap.
"Wish you all the happiness and success. This would be my last tweet as I leave Twitter. When I won't be allowed to speak my mind without fear then I would rather speak at all. Goodbye," remarked Mr. Kashyap in his final tweet.
Anurag Kashyap, who's not only a great filmmaker but an aware citizen has taken the Government to task over its practices and policies before. He is also part of eminent Bollywood personalities who wrote an open letter to the Modi government, expressing concerns over increasing instances of lynching against minorities.
Mr. Kashyap has always been vocal against wrongdoings and looks like another voice has been silenced by naysayers and radicals.