On 25th November, 2017, former Zee News anchor and currently with India Today, journalist Rohit Sardana shared a post of one Parmendra Mohan on Facebook. On that post, in the comments section, I found this person called Taqi Abbas, who threatened Rohit Sardana by saying, “Sale kutte ke bachche harami ki aulad merai samne aa toh tujhe batata hoon”.
I went to his profile and found that he identifies himself a Samajwadi Party Leader, close to Akhilesh Yadav. I took the screenshots then and there, and I wrote a Tweet about this:
Another threat to @sardanarohit on his shared @facebook post of Parmendra Mohan.
This time from close @samajwadiparty leader Taqi Abbas Aabdi, who is close to @yadavakhilesh
I hope @Uppolice @upcoprahul @dgpup take action against this.@myogiadityanath https://t.co/z6FcHWDWR5 pic.twitter.com/mjCIfyyBvw
— Satyam Tripathi सत्यम् त्रिपाठी 🇮🇳 (@SatyamMegamind) November 25, 2017
Very quickly my voice was joined by various prominent Twitter personalities like
@srirambjp @AskAnshul @FrustIndian @ShefVaidya and many other twitter users. In 12 hours, the Tweet crossed 300+ RTs and the Samajwadi spokesperson was forced to comment on this and assured of quick action against this neta.
Current Update is that the comment has been deleted. Now waiting for actions against such people who issue threats in first place, because deleting a comment doesn’t eradicate the crime already done.
Taaqi Abbas who abused and threatened @sardanarohit on his shared post of Parmendra Mohan has #Deleted his comment from the comment section.
Thank you for all those who joined my voice.
Starting from @srirambjp @AskAnshul @FrustIndian @ShefVaidya @juhiesingh and more 🙏 https://t.co/18i2ztkAQM
— Satyam Tripathi सत्यम् त्रिपाठी 🇮🇳 (@SatyamMegamind) November 26, 2017
For those who don’t know, television journalist Rohit Sardana is under attack from Islamic fundamentalists just because he asked why don’t filmmakers treat Hindu sentiments and Muslim sentiments in a similar fashion. India Today office was attacked, and Muslim leaders have announced reward for killing Sardana. Most journalists have kept their mouths mum over the issue, just like they don’t worry about killing of RSS workers in Kerala.