Update: 20 May 2021.

Four years after they first tried this, they are back at it. Right wing trolls are again creating fake outrage over my Tweet from 2009. This is the reason I have not deleted that Tweet in 2017. If you delete, they think it is admission of guilt. If you don’t delete they continue to hound you. But that’s fine, I would keep fighting the lies. That Tweet would remain as long as Twitter remains and they will create a drama every 4-5 years, I would again share this blog post in every 4-5 years. 

13 June 2017

Right wing trolls are trying 1) Intimidate me 2) Question my credibility, identity and opinion, by creating a fake outrage over an eight year old Tweet. 

I woke up today to see they have pulled out an 8 yr old tweet, retweeted it over 100 times abusing me, reporting me to UP police, apparently all for their love for Mayawati. Most ironically, the tweet was made in defence of Mayawati when Right Wing was attacking her and today RW is attacking me, accusing me of the things they actually did in the first place. This is how they distort past, present and all other perceptions of reality. 

They body shamed Mayawati by making nasty jokes using the hashtag #SueMaya. I made a series of 10-12 tweets defending her and condemning the jokes. Those days there was no option of creating a thread where if you click on one tweet, you can read all of them in the thread. In the series I repeatedly condemned a particular nasty joke which personally attacked Mayawati’s body type, and marital status. They have now pulled out the tweet where I quoted (within inverted commas) the very joke I condemned. Those days Twitter also had limited characters so composing tweets was difficult. Still, I carefully chose the grammar and punctuation to convey that I am not saying it but quoting it to condemn it. 

Here are the other tweets and the full picture. 

On 30th June 2009 this is was my first tweet questioning the disturbing trend where thousands made fun of Mayawati.

In next tweet I shared links (now defunct) to the jokes on Mayawati’s body, relationship status & expressed my complete disapproval.

Several of my followers questioned me back saying #suemaya jokes are all in good fun, why am I reacting. So I again explained.

Not only did I question the sexist jokes on Mayawati, I also questioned the whole trend. “What’s the point?” I asked.

Some of them said, we are raising issue of corruption. At that point I sarcastically conveyed that such jokes as the one quoted in inverted commas cannot be called as “issue raising”. I carefully chose the punctuation.

It is this tweet which is pulled out making it look like as if I am making that joke, rather than condemning it. They do this business of spreading lie very systematically. Several BJP supporters with big follower base have retweeted it with provocative descriptions instigating a twitter mob to lynch me. All of them fuming over it are from Hindutva gang. Not one Dalit is bothered.

I am a still a very small fish on Twitter, with mere 6000 followers. Yet they work so hard to not only simply abuse me but play these vicious games. Somewhere I must be doing something right. The thing that disappoint me though is that opposition to BJP is not united. While they work systematically and make the lies and rumours fly fast, my clarifications don’t even get shared. I continue to fight alone.

I have now called up BSP Party office, spoke to one Mr. Gulam Mustafa at length and explained the whole thing.

Summary of my tweets in this thread: