The Women and Child Development (WCD) has decided to crack the whip on online trolls, including getting the twitter account of the abuser suspended and action by cyber crime department of the police.
WCD minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday also asked women to inform her immediately when they are trolled or abused. She tweeted:
Are you a woman who is trolled or abused? Inform me at firstname.lastname@example.org.— Maneka Gandhi (@Manekagandhibjp) July 5, 2016
A beginning was made on Tuesday when the ministry instructed Twitter, the micro-blogging site to suspend the account of a person with the twitter handle ‘God of Bolywd Salman’ for abusing singer Sona Mohapatra who had recently taken on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for his recent rape remark.
The incident was brought to Gandhi’s notice by a group of lawyers who met her on Tuesday morning and requested her to take action.
Gandhi told HT, “From now on whenever we get any such complaint we will forward it to National Commission for Women to take necessary action.