In the past seven days, social media witnessed quite a few interesting thoughts/posts by Indian netizens – mostly focusing on women’s issues and the cultural and political consequences of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. MAKERS India rounds up the reflections and deliberations of women online from this week.
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) July 17, 2020
Thank you @GretaThunberg for including us in your commendable work in saving our planet. Let’s demand the change we want to see in the world. Let’s support by signing the letter. I have. Will you? 🙏🏽 #FaceTheClimateEmergency https://t.co/RcXa0p9aCj
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 17, 2020
Women’s rights activist Trisha Shetty pointed out the hypocrisy of the larger society in the context of Agrima Joshua row:
The same ppl outraging over comedians hurting religious sentiments are awfully quiet when our elected leaders & their propaganda “news” outlets denigrate an entire religion & paint it’s followers as terrorist sympathisers.
Says everything abt their relationship w/their religion.
— Trisha Shetty (@TrishaBShetty) July 17, 2020
Actors Kalki Koechlin and Sayani Gupta were among the netizens who promoted a significant campaign online this week:
— Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) July 17, 2020
Poet Nilanjana Roy tweeted a significant thought on the recent arrest of poet Varavara Rao who has tested COVID-19 positive:
Jail a poet on flimsy grounds.
Use a dubious anti-terror law to hold him without trial for 22 months.
Limit his phone calls to family.
Give an 81-year-old man almost no medical care during a pandemic.
Varavara Rao has Covid; tell me, what will it take to shake your conscience?
— Nilanjana Roy (@nilanjanaroy) July 16, 2020
Actor Maanvi Gagroo took a cheeky dig on nepotism via Director R.Balki’s comment:
Feminist activist Nishtha Satyam aimed for spreading awareness on the relevance of DNA testing in preventing rape cases:
With 1 in 4 reported rape cases leading to conviction, the perpetrators act w/ impunity
On #WorldDayofInternationalJustice, I urge everyone to join the pledge, to make 🇮🇳 a country free from sexual violence&abuse- a safer community for our womxn.#DNAFightsRape #WheresTheDNA pic.twitter.com/doJeQZ5B3S
— Nishtha Satyam (@SatyamNishtha) July 17, 2020
Rekha Sharma, Chairperson of National Commission for Women, recounted the entity’s efforts during the ongoing crisis:
1. All through lock down and after that @NCWIndia is been working without any break or hindrances. We started immediately working online and from complaints, webinar, consultations, law reviews we have been doing everything online.
— Rekha Sharma (@sharmarekha) July 16, 2020
Biocon founder-chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw shared information relevant to the current times:
"From a safe haven in May to being the state with the fourth highest caseload of #COVID19 in India, #Karnataka has important lessons for the rest of #India."
Read more on how a 'Contain, Control, Cascade' Mantra can help tackle our #COVID19 crisishttps://t.co/6syRHapn5O
— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) July 17, 2020