Religious bigotry is among the greatest menaces to society. But it’s nothing new in India; radicalism by fanatics has been quite routine in the society. That’s pretty obvious in the fact that every time we open the newspaper, we find at least one or maybe more news on the same.
In particular, hatred and stereotyping against the Purdah of Muslim girls is the worst of them.
Within seconds of posting the image, Facebook users criticised him for not ‘covering’ her correctly and for uploading an image with his wife and posted derogatory remarks.
You don't believe your eyes should you read through the opinions
In this technology driven world, it is accurate that individuals are in need of social media remain connected and to keep us updated. But while surfing the internet, we strike all sorts of verbal abuse in some kind or the other. Objectification of women on the internet is a particularly pressing problem. In the virtual universe, sexual harassment of women is an affecting grey area, and in the absence of strict laws, it becomes more distinct.
Among India’s Jwala Gutta, finest shuttlers said in an exclusive interview “The individuals passing such statements have an advantage, you understand; they are hiding behind a mask, to make these remarks. I am quite sure in actual life; they will never possess the courage to come forward and tell such things to me. In reality, they'll refer to me as 'Jwala Maam' and even ask for a selfie or something. Over time, I've realised that it's become a kind of entertainment for individuals, where they make such opinions get more likes or to draw more attention, without realising how sensitive it might be.”
Mohammed Shami is not the primary casualty of such hate-mongering. Indian sportswomen like Dipika Pallikal, Tania Sachdev, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, to name a couple have dedicated pages for the sole reason for shaming and their objectification.