The past week witnessed events from different fields. Along with it came the reactions from the ‘netizens’ including many women.
When the youth got arrested in Goa while protesting against three infrastructure projects, noted journalist Rana Ayyub expressed her feelings.
The country is bleeding from every inch. Youth and minors arrested in Goa for peaceful protests against the commercialisation of bio diversity in the state. The protestors were singing and dancing while pledging to save Goa from environmental destruction.https://t.co/RC0CW6qQzz
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) December 21, 2020
She also reminded us of the student activists who are in jail.
While we celebrate the festive season, remember that our student activists Umar Khalid, Devangana Kalita, Sharjeel Imam and others have been behind bars for months to protect the constitution of this country. This has been a depressing year for civil liberties in India
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) December 24, 2020
In northern parts of India, farmers continued to protest. To strengthen the same, women had started to join them. Actor Taapsee Pannu celebrated when 62-year-ol Manjeet Kaur drove to join the protest.
While the farmers protest is happening on one side, social media giant Facebook unpublished official page of Kisan Ekta Morcha for a brief time, on the other side. The handle had been used for posting updates about the ongoing farmers' agitation on social media. Advocate Karuna Nundy voiced her opinion on this.
It's never been just about individuals, Facebook's pandering to strong men is structural. https://t.co/qrG2wtU2ev
— Karuna Nundy (@karunanundy) December 20, 2020
Meanwhile in Delhi, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) headquarters at Jhandewalan was vandalised, in the presence of Delhi Police officials, allegedly by a group led by Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta. Actor Swara Bhaskar tweeted on this act.
This is INSANE!! If this can happen to constitutionally elected representatives, the elected political executive of national capital, to a govt. office- how safe are the homes of us citizens? 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 for @DelhiPolice once again watching silently as vandals destroy public order! https://t.co/KWEIVDj54O
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) December 24, 2020
Arnab Goswami made to the headlines once again when Republic Bharat, the Hindi news channel arm of his company Republic TV, was fined 20,000 pounds (approximately Rs 19.73 lakh) by the United Kingdom’s communications regulator Office of Communications. Writer Sangita expressed her view on this..
— Sangita (@Sanginamby) December 23, 2020
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s decision to take paternity leave has been getting mixed reactions from the public. When the criticisms started to go over the line, stand-up comedian Aditi Mittal took to Twitter to share her feelings.
The man is changing the way generations of Indian men will see fatherhood, masculinity and responsibility.
It's insane that a bunch of uncles are opining around like....aunties, about his choice of what to do in regards to his own family.
— out of context aditi mittal (@awryaditi) December 24, 2020
Amidst all the current issues happening, author Sanjukta Basu reminds us that its been10 years of Arab Spring movement
We gave credits to Twitter, Facebook for the Egypt protests and Arab Spring in 2010. Social media was said to be a democratic space for all, space for the voiceless who could not get access to mainstream media. In 10 yrs social media giants are sleeping with fascists.
— Sanjukta Basu (@sanjukta) December 20, 2020
(Edited by Varnika Gupta)