A 10-month-old getting rape threats just because his father took a stand for his fellow cricketer is another reminder of our toxic misogyny among men. Recently, Virat Kohli stood up for his fellow cricketer Mohammad Shami, who was abused online after India’s defeat to Pakistan. While Kohli did the right thing, he hardly knew that his daughter would have to bear the brunt of his stand.
In a disturbing incident, rape threats were directed towards Vamika, daughter of Indian team captain Virat Kohli and leading actress Anushka Sharma. She is ONLY 10 months old.
अनुष्का और विराट की बेटी अभी सिर्फ़ 10 महीने की है लेकिन क्या आप यक़ीन करेंगे कि इस नन्हीं सी बच्ची को खुलेआम रेप की धमकी दी जा रही है
जानते हैं क्यों ?
क्योंकि विराट ने #MohammadShami के पक्ष में कहा और धार्मिक भेदभाव को ग़लत ठहराया
Giving Rape Threats to a 10 months old,is probably the most shamefull thing an Indian could do….!! Your opinions may differ, even I opposed #ViratKohli on some things but trolling and abusing #vamika is really really dirty…!! #StopThisShit
Allegedly, once the Twitter account tweeting the rape threats was called out, the user tried to change his location to Pakistan. But as per a report by Quint, this isn’t the first time that this user has issued such threats, and later, changed his profile to shirk off suspicion.
6 months/6 different handles Has also had a conversation in Telugu Past location has also been Tokyo Probably when he got scared of being noticed , he changed it to the location that would give him impunity -that is Pakistan 🤷🏽♀️ https://t.co/4J8YvBKO2spic.twitter.com/bgMHeX27j2