Kerala student bullied by ‘RSS supporters’ for FB post on menstrual taboo

Kerala student bullied by ‘RSS supporters’ for FB post on menstrual taboo

Thiruvananthapuram: An 18-year-old Keralite law student has filed a police complaint alleging cyber bullying by right-wing groups after she posted a poem on her Facebook page on menstrual taboos.

The abusers alleged that the poem on a menstruating goddess hurt their religious sentiments, Navami Ramachandran from Mallappally in Pathanamthitta district said. The woman claimed she received threats on social media. An activist of the Students Federation of India, the teenager posted the poem to extend support to another youngster who had also faced a similar threat for speaking out on menstruation on social media.

ഇതു വായിച്ചു രക്തം തിളയ്ക്കുന്ന അഭിനവ ഹിന്ദു സംരക്ഷകർക്ക് തെറിവിളി നടത്താനുള്ള പോസ്റ്റ്‌. 😏സഖാവ് ശ്യാമ കുണ്ടംകുഴിയെ സപ്പോർട്ട് ചെയ്യുന്നു……………. .💪💪💪

Posted by Navami Ramachandran on Friday, February 16, 2018

Navami alleged that even her school-going sister was not spared and was threatened by a group of unidentified people earlier this week. A few bike-borne persons, with their faces obscured by masks, threatened Lekshmi, her younger sister, she alleged in another post.

“Taking into account other recent incidents, there is no doubt that the RSS was behind the act,” Navami alleged.
Based on a complaint by her family about the alleged attack on Lekshmi, police registered a case and began a probe.

PTI