- Chinmayi received tweets like, "I'll throw acid on your face"
- Asked if Twitter had responded, she said, "Not yet. Not that I know of"
- She is best-known for her playback work in Kannathil Muthamittal
This is a petition I have been working on for a while to make Twitter safer for women. The timing cant be more right.— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) March 7, 2017
"Very recently Gurmehar Kaur's tweets attracted a lot of rape threats," Chinmayi Sripaada said about the Delhi University student who was abused for a Facebook post against the BJP-linked student outfit ABVP which is accused of provoking campus violence. "When the society is going slightly off kilter on a platform, then we need to correct the platform perhaps, Chinmayi told NDTV. And those threatening rape or acid attacks - "Such expressions need not have any freedom, very honestly," Chinmayi Sripaada told NDTV.
Watch: What Chinyami Sripaada has to say about the online petition
In the petition, Chinmayi Sripaada writes that she was galvanised into action after receiving tweets that said 'you need to be raped' and 'I'll throw acid in your face.' She told NDTV, "Five years ago I was one of the first people in India to file a complaint based on online harassments and it was the first arrest made."
Chinmayi Sripaada, who lives and works in Chennai, is known for her playback and voice work. She is best-known for her playback work in films like Kannathil Muthamittal.