‘Sar tan se juda’ threat to Nagpur journalist over West Asia conflict posts | India News – Times of India

‘Sar tan se juda’ threat to Nagpur journalist over West Asia conflict posts | India News – Times of India


'Sar tan se juda' threat to Nagpur journalist over West Asia conflict posts

NAGPUR: Social media has turned into a battlefield amid the raging Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza with an independent journalist in Nagpur on Friday submitting a police complaint citing hate messages and death threats on Instagram, including one that warned her of “Sar Tan Se Juda (beheading)”.
A woman digital influencer was also issued death threats over her posts, while a teen received abusive messages.
“The journalist has been reporting on the Israel-Hamas conflict and he received the ‘Sar Tan Se Juda’ threat. Please take immediate action against the guilty,” says the journalist’s complaint submitted to Nagpur police commissioner Ravinder Singal. The Instagram IDs of those who issued the threats were made public with an appeal to report them. Singal promised “appropriate legal action”.
A youth with 10k followers on Instagram had posted the picture of the journalist and the woman digital influencer with the Sar Tan Se Juda slogan as background music. As outrage peaked, the youth deleted the post.
Social media users in Nagpur have been split down the middle with many sharing posts in support of Palestine and others backing Israel for eight months since the conflict began.



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