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Trolled on internet, Sanjay Nirupam’s wife feeling ‘unsafe’ in India

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam is being trolled on social media ever since he questioned the veracity of surgical strikes by the army in PoK, prompting his wife to appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure safety of her family as she is feeling “very unsafe” in India. Geeta Nirupam’s letter to Modi came on a day when her husband claimed he had received a “threat call” on October 5 from gangster Ravi Pujari asking him to tender a public apology over his remarks on surgical strikes. Earlier this week, Nirupam had called the surgical assault “fake” but the Congress leadership dissociated itself from his remarks, saying it had full faith in the armed forces. In her letter, Geeta claimed she was also being abused openly in “most vulgar and demeaning manner possible not only on social media but even via phone calls.” 

Geeta has appealed to Prime Minister to “check the vulgar comments of the random social media activists and keep politics aside from the personal and familial life.”  Noting that her family has received threats from the underworld, Geeta wrote, “Yes, my husband said something that was clearly political in nature, which could have easily been  debated intellectually amongst political rivals and even commoners; just like any other Indian.” She said, “He was talking about the nation and politics, not about his personal life and family. So, why is this so-called culture and family oriented nation that otherwise worships ‘the Devi’ dragging his 80-year-old mother into this political drama and abusing her by using the most vulgar language possible on social media?” 
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