Shameful act by ABVP Leader on Social media; Calls ‘Slut’ to a DU girl

By:  Meghna Mehra

Seems like ABVP and moral policing go hand in hand. The news of ABVP disturbing Pinjra Tod night march was not old enough that a student from Delhi University got cyber bullied (read SLUT SHAMED) by a member from ABVP came into limelight recently.

Anadika Guleria Azaad, who is also the editor of Aapka Times, (a student run news portal) and an activist of Lakshmibai College got cyber bullied by a member of ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad) Jayant Basoya who claims to be the “Sports President” at Delhi University Students Union.

It all began when Anadika changed her profile picture and Basoya messaged her calling her a “rundi” (slut).
Anadika, who is quite vocal about violence against women, replied him furiously to which he responded “you look like this so what is your price ?”.

Anadika took screenshots and made the post public.Her post got a lot comments with rage from students community as well as from student leaders of various wings.Apart from that, a lot of people started blaming Anadika for being an ex member of a left backed organisation and gaining attention.To which she responded very actively. Seems like a woman’s political choice can also be used for victim blaming.

The reactions from ABVP and right wing were mixed and different. As Anadika tags Mahamedha Naagar, a member of ABVP in comments she responded by denying connection of Jayant Basoya with ABVP.

Another right wing activist scrolled through her pictures and began her character assassination for having different opinions on Kanhaiya Kumar and JNU incident than him.A member of RSS commented on the same post that Anadika is a former communist activist so she must be trying to gain attention.

It has become very clear that if you are woman who belongs or belonged to an organisation and gets harassed, it could be used against you.

The checklist of how not to get harassed got a new point to added to it “your political views should not be different from that of your harasser or you will be blamed for it” Because…. obviously… Women in politics or having their own opinions are not humans !

Instances of girls getting cyber bullied by while expressing their views or changing pictures have become so common specially when you are having a vast list of friends.

This is one instance where a girl is getting slut shamed for posting a picture that she liked tells a lot about the mind-set of our youth who is ready to judge and character assassinate a girl for her life choices like clothing or even political views.

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