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Family Threats Make Anurag Kashyap Quit Twitter

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Anurag Kashyap, the popular filmmaker has been troubled on Twitter since some time and here, he has taken an action that gives a silent answer to all. “Congratulations Everyone on This New India” was Anurag Kashyap’s last Tweet and then after, the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has deleted his Twitter account. He mentioned that this action is out of the he lament; he experienced and said, he wasn’t “allowed to speak my mind without fear.”

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has deleted his Twitter account, referring to his concerns about his family as he receiving several threats for posting the tweets in which he “spoke” his mind out.

Mr Kashyap has remained to be amongst the few film personalities who, on July 23, wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to intervene in incidents of lynching and the alleged weaponisation of the slogan “Jai Shri Ram” into a “war cry”.

Screen shot of Anurag's tweet

Before putting a full stop to his account, he in his last two tweets lamented, he wasn’t “allowed to speak my mind without fear”.

Kashyap Tweeted, “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 everyone on this new India & hope you all thrive.”

“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 than I would rather not speak at all. Good bye,” he further said.

Anurag Kashyap is known to direct a number of movies on the themes of social tension, such as Black Friday on the 1993 Mumbai blasts, and Gulaal, a film on student politics.

Screenshot of Anurag's tweet

His fans have asked him to return, while the critics kept trolling him.

Activist Rahul Easwar had replied to the screenshots of the filmmaker’s last tweets and expressed his disappointment over what he claimed was throttling of opinion in a democracy.

“Very sad that Sri Anurag Kashyap deleted his Twitter. It is sad & bad for democracy when we can’t voice our opinion without fear. I disagree with Anurag Kashyap ji on 99% of issues, but his Right to say is our Responsibility as a Nation. Anurag Kashyap .. God bless Jai Hind,” Rahul tweeted.

Anurag Kashyap is also known to file a case last month after a person allegedly threatened and abused him on Twitter.

Preeti Singh

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