Facebook page shut down; administrator says not wanting to end up like ‘Gauri Lankesh’; heres more
In a rather sarcastic and yet unfortunate development, the facebook page of ‘Humans of Hindutva’ has been shut down by the administrator citing reason as not wanting to end up like Gauri Lankesh.
The facebook page is known for parodying right wing fundamentalism.
It need be mentioned that ‘Humans of Hindutva’ debuted in April while basing itself on the hugely popular “Humans of New York” that tells stories through a photography project.
It posted satire and editorials on various raging topics. In recent months, it had showcased its views on violence in the name of cow protection, moral policing in states like Uttar Pradesh and the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru in September.
The administrator, in a note published on the website satyanash.com, wrote: “I’m quitting of my own accord. I’ve not been banned or mass reported. I have recently received some threats to my life which I can’t take lightly.”
Announcing that he was deleting the Facebook page as well as his website, he said: “I am outnumbered, I live in a BJP state and come from a middle-class family with no political or police connections. I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan. Actually, more than myself I worry for the safety of my family. I hope those who threatened me consider this as a victory and leave us alone.”
He stayed anonymous and communicated only through Facebook Messenger. >