On a day when the entire world was busy celebrating the International Women’s Day, Ram Gopal Varma was busy sending out demeaning tweets about women and Sunny Leone. In a word he was being his usual misogynistic and sexist self on Twitter.
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s tweet, ostensibly wishing International Women’s Day, has got him into legal trouble as a police complaint has been filed against him, accusing him of insulting women. Known for offending people with his opinions, Varma was at it again today morning as he tweeted, “I wish all the women in the world give men as much happiness as Sunny Leone gives.” After the police complaint was filed, RGV threatened a counter FIR.
Pratiksha Kargaonkar, belonging to Women’s branch of Hindu group Hindu Janajagruti, filed a complaint against him in Goa. The complaint states that insulting a woman’s prestige is a cognizable offence under the Indecent Representation of Women Act, hence an offence should be registered against the director under Cyber Law for victimisation of Women. The filmmaker retaliated on social media and said, “Filing counter against OverActivist wid 212 followers which wud b her family n friends, for disrespecting 18 lakh followers of @SunnyLeone.” He added in another tweet, “Only God nd Social media numbers r true judges nd who disagree shud check no, of @SunnyLeone followers with their own numbers b4 they tweet.” Pratiksha has also demanded that Varma’s Twitter account be permanently blocked.
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