Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya is again in controversy. His twitter account has been suspended by the authority of the same. He has tweeted some offensive remarks against Sehla Rashid, a social activist and student of JNU.
On monday,may 22nd, Sehla has tweeted a “Hindustan Times Story” regarding the involvement of the black ships of BJP in child trafficking and sex rackets. Quoting her tweet Abhijeet has tweeted ” There is rumour she took money for two hours and din’t satisfy her client…big racket “. This lewd comment of Abhijeet has started tweet-storm. This is not the first time that Abhijeet has made uncivilized comments. Earlier he has commented unconscientiously against the footpath dwellers and on other occasion has insulted journalist Swati Chaturvedi.
To another female twitter user this self-appointed Desh-Bhakt has said ” You Ms Pak. Tell me your cage number ? ..will reach there. Will do the favourite pose “. However after his tweet Abhijeet has been strongly trolled and criticised on social media and his twitter account has been sacked. In response to his account being suspended another tweet movement “IStand With Abhijeet” has been started where some are supporting Abhijeet’s words and freedom of expression. His friend Sonu Nigam has also willingly deleted his own account after a series of 24 tweets supporting Abhijeet and claiming twitter as “one sided”
After being released on bail Abhijit said “Author Arundhati Roy and people supporting JNU” are behind his account suspension. He said ” They are trying to block Paresh Rawal also” . This actor has also made some unpleasant remarks against Arundhati Roy on her comments on “Kashmir-stone-pelter” issue. However when contacted The Wire,the “rules” about freedom of expression on twitter has cleared by a twitter spokesperson,it is still left unclear whether Abhijit’s account suspension is temporary or permanent.