New Delhi, April 11: Gaurav Sawant of India Today Group, on 31st March posted a tweet about a programme scheduled on India Today channel that night. He insinuated that Indian Muslim women, compared to others are illiterate and backward.
Gaurav ranks pretty high, his concerns to ‘teach Pakistan a lesson,’ to eradicate Jihadi terrorism and to deliver justice to Muslim women and so on is for all to see. He has blindfolded himself on all other burning issues of the country so that his focus on these issues does not waiver.
After his tweet, there was a strong reaction on Twitter, although Sawant said that this was not his own view but rather he was quoting one of the participants on the show.
Sawant was slammed for portraying Muslim women as helpless victims. Twitteratti, especially Muslim women on twitter, found his journalistic style shallow and deplorable.
Post Gaurav’s tweet, many Muslim women on Twitter took on Gaurav Sawant, they trended the hashtag #MuslimWomenAchievers as part of which they brought forth many achievements made by Muslim women. Gaurav Sawant was tweeted with many names and photos of Muslim IPS officers, judges, scientists, players and so on.
Journalist and News18 anchor Farah Khan also linked ‘Gaurav’s pride’ with the ‘current state of journalism’ and raised certain important points.
Rana Safvi reminded him of the principal of Women’s College of Aligarh Muslim University, Mumtaz Jahan as well as the first female judge in Supreme Court, Fatima Bibi. Shabnam Hashmi took the name of Muslim IPS officer Nuzhat Hassan, Nidhi Razdan named Sania Mirza, Kausar named the first woman driver of a diesel train Mumtaz Kazi and another user Prince took the name of Kashmiri pilot Ayesha Aziz.
Talking of Triple talaq, apart from RSS and BJP, some other organisations that are working on this issue have failed to provide any valid data.
Although, Supreme Court way back in 2002 declared instant talaq illegal but still it seems a large section of the society have entered a dark tunnel from where there seems to be no way out.