A Malayalam television anchor has become the latest victim of intolerance after she hosted a show in the channel to discuss if worshiping demon god Mahishasura, as done by a few JNU students in their campus, amounted to treason.
According to media reports, Sindhu Sooryakumar, the Chief Coordinating Editor of Asianet News, has been targeted on social media platforms where she has even been called a prostitute.
Ever since she hosted the show 'The News Hour' in Asianet on Friday in which members from various political parties in the state, including the BJP and the Left expressed their views on the issue, her mobile number has been circulated on WhatsApp allegedly by members of right wing groups.
The event of the JNU students celebrating the event had recently sparked a controversy in the Parliament after Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani spoke about it in the House.
Sindhu said she has been receiving threatening and abusive calls, with some people even threatening to harm her family members.
She said most of the people who called her asked her why she disliked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and what is her problem with the BJP. Some of the people even admitted that they belong to right wing groups, she added.
She pointed out that many of the people who called and threatened her hadn't even watched the show.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested five people in connection with the incident.