27 May '16, 9pm

Singapore Rag. On Hindutva Trolls. Has quotes from the expected.

Singapore Rag. On Hindutva Trolls. Has quotes from the expected.

A growing legion of Internet trolls, particularly right-wing Hindu nationalists, is becoming an online nuisance in India. Some have posted death threats and threatened to rape women, and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently expressed frustration that there was little the government could do about it in a country with an estimated 22 million Indian Twitter users and over 100 million on Facebook. Delhi-based human rights activist John Dayal has filed three police complaints, including one this year, against anonymous online users who threatened him and even his daughter. "At least five time a day I am targeted. They basically want to kill me and rape my daughter. One person writes it and then 20 persons will retweet it and it continues," said Mr Dayal, secretary-general of the All India Christian Council. Police have told him they have been unable to trace the trolls. coll...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/internet-trol...

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