Hounded by Hindutva activists for WhatsApp text saying she likes Muslims, girl kills self

Dhanyashree, a first year B.Com. student, was allegedly hounded by youth activists from Hindutva groups like Bajrang Dal and BJYM, after she reportedly said on a WhatsApp group that she liked Muslims.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: January 9, 2018 9:23 am
whatsapp text suicide, muslims, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, girl suicide, girl harrashed for social media post, Dhanyashree, Bajrang Dal, bengaluru girl suicide The girl committed suicide on January 6. (Representational photo)

A LOCAL leader of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) from Mudigere region in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, Anil Raj, has been arrested and several other Hindutva activists from the region are being tracked by the police following the suicide of a 20-year-old girl, who was allegedly harassed for her posts on social media.

Dhanyashree, a first year B.Com. student, was allegedly hounded by youth activists from Hindutva groups like Bajrang Dal and BJYM, after she reportedly said on a WhatsApp group that she liked Muslims. She committed suicide on January 6.

In a police complaint, her mother, Saraswathi Suvarna, a tailor, has said the harassment began on January 4, when an unidentified caller questioned Dhanyashree about her WhatsApp message. According to the complaint, the caller, who later identified himself as Santosh, a Bajrang Dal activist from Mangalore, also asked Dhanyashree why she was wearing a head scarf in some of her photographs posted on social media.

Santosh reportedly made repeated calls, and even spoke to Suvarna on one occasion. Telling Suvarna to “control” her daughter, Santosh allegedly warned her that “embarrassing pictures” of Dhanyashree would be posted on social media.

According to Suvarna, a group of men, who identified themselves as Bajrang Dal activists, visited their home the next day and threatened to defame her daughter.

On January 6, when Dhanyashree was alone at home, she committed suicide. She reportedly left behind a note stating that she could not bear the harassment by Hindutva activists and their false claims that she was involved with a Muslim boy. The harassment had caused humiliation to her family members, she said.

Calling it “moral goondagiri’’, police officers in Chikmagalur district said while BJYM local leader Anil Raj was arrested on the basis of Suvarna’s complaint, a search has been launched for others accused of harassing the girl, including Santosh.

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  1. Nabeel .m.a
    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    Govt should ban these Hindu terrorists like other terrorists. No double standards should be allowed . Otherwise these Hindu terrorists will burn our India
    1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
      Jan 9, 2018 at 3:23 pm
      Quran:::"Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them." Quran 2:191 "Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood." Quran 9:123 "When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them." Quran 9:5 "Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable."Quran 3:85 "The unbelievers / kafirs are PEVERTS fight them."... Quran 9:30 "Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize Islam" Quran 5:33 "Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water melt their skin and bellies." Quran 22:19 "The unbelievers are stupid urge the Muslims to fight them." Quran 8:65 "Muslims must not take the infidels as friends." Quran 3:28 "Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur''an."-- Quran 8:12 "Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels." Quran.---Jai hind
      1. Maqbool Khot
        Jan 9, 2018 at 7:14 pm
        I am a Muslim and following Prophet of Islam, according to my understanding, my religion teaches me for Worship only one unseen God. Coexists with others in peace and patience, be not cruel with any creation of God. Do good deeds, observe good morale and abstain from sins. Of course In Islam, revenge is permitted in equal proportion but preference has been given for tolerance and forgiveness, transgression in revenge has been strictly forbidden. It’s true, there is duty of every learned Muslim to tell about Islam to others who do not know about Islam in polite manner and if someone differs from my faith then tell him politely “I am on my path and you are on your path”. There is no compulsion in Islam. I do not agree with those perverted people who are brainwashing youths and exploiting them for their political gains. I am requesting you to come out of your prejudice and try to know sincerely about teachings of Islam thru authentic literature. Hope InshaAllah you will find the truth.
        1. Cheruvathoor Simon Jacob
          Jan 10, 2018 at 7:47 pm
          What you stated is admirable but coexistence with other religions and sects, one seldom finds in the Muslim dominated countries. Does it mean that they are not following the edicts of the Holy Book? By coexistence, one means that there should be tolerance towards the practices adopted by other religions or sects and allowing their ins utions to grow. One can see this happening in India, as ins utions of minorities, be it places of worship, educational, health care etc, increasing by the year. One lives in Navi Mumbai, where the govt, at the planning stage itself, had allotted land at concessional rates to various communities for setting up Temples, Mosques, Churches, schools, hospitals etc without discrimination. That shows the commitment to coexistence and diversity. Could you show some parallels in the Islamic countries where the sentiments you expressed, which are indeed laudable, prevail?
        2. Amanullah Mohammad
          Jan 10, 2018 at 12:57 am
          Copy and paste something is not fair. Did you ever read Geeta? How Krishna was inciting Arjuna to kill his own brethern? Did you ever read Vedas? Vedas are teaching about one God and you are inventing Demi gods everyday. You are dividing humanity into for varnas. You want to kill women in the name of Sati. You make women equal to animals - go daan vs kanya daan. You don't allow freedom for women - na stree swatantrya marhati.
          1. Deep Salam
            Jan 10, 2018 at 10:09 am
            Shut up you terrorist...
            1. Bharat Vasi
              Jan 14, 2018 at 2:29 pm
              Krishna did not incite, he cleared Arjuna's thought that he was not fighting a personal war against his brethren but a just war against Adharma. Vedas talk about the Creator and the Creation to be one. Thus indicating that all of the Creation is part of the Creator. So, God, the unseen, for each one can be experienced in any form or formless. Whether you like it or not even today all of society around the world is divided into four varnas, - the law makers, the law enforcers, the business owners and the doers. Sati came in to practice when the Moghuls invaded and took the women by force after defeating a king. Women are Lakshmi. Gou is sacred, it was being offered as gifts and was a measure of one's success in dharmic society. As regard animals, they are also part of creation and nothing in creation is insignificant. As far as women's freedom is considered all of human society's history shows what belief system gives how much freedom to women.
              1. Bharat Vasi
                Jan 14, 2018 at 2:33 pm
                I strongly condemn the hooliganism and am in no way showing acceptance of their actions.
              2. Deep Salam
                Jan 10, 2018 at 10:07 am
                This is what she liked and was killed by the what she liked...good riddence
              3. Michelle:: Vedic::human
                Jan 9, 2018 at 3:14 pm
                Quran-Notion of 72 Virgins in Islamic Paradise-truth is very clear, 72 Virginsnotion has its origins in Quran, says that those who fight in the way of Allah and killed will be given great reward. It stipulate's that Muslims will be awarded with women in Islamic heaven. It even describes their physical attributes, large eyes and big firm round "swelling br-eas-ts" that are not inclined to sagging, Quran refers to these virgins as houri, The smallest reward for the people of Heaven is an abode where there are eighty thousand servants and 72 houri,-and all will have appetizing vag-in-as.--Being consistent with its sexual obsession and predatory practices, the Quran permits pedophilia, discusses rape in detail, that men can rape female slaves and captives in front of their husbands, Other writings advise that when having se-x with captives, it's better if you don't pull out at the end -(Q 56:22) (Q 78:33)-(Q 23:6)-(Q 4:24)--(sura 65:4)--Hadith 2786,--Sahih Bukhari 3:46:718--Jai hind.
                1. Michelle:: Vedic::human
                  Jan 9, 2018 at 3:12 pm
                  Quran (2:223) - "Your wives are as a tilth unto you so approach your tilth when or how ye will..." A man has dominion over his wives' bodies as he does his land. This verse is overtly se-x-ual. There is some dispute as to whether it is referring to the practice of anal intercourse. If this is what Muhammad meant, then it would appear to contradict what he said in Muslim (8:3365).--Jai hind
                  1. Narender Jain
                    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:06 pm
                    This is religious bigotry. Are we Hindu Taliban? Society should be integrated, not divided on religious beliefs
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