- Hate tweets on Gauri Lankesh who was shot dead in Bengaluru
- She published Kannada weekly, was fierce advocate of secularism
- Tweets abuse her, some deride her as Naxal sympathizer, "anti-Hindu"
Ashish Mishra, whose profile declares "I am Hindu and Team Modi", and whose profile photo shows him with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, said Ms Lankesh, 55, deserved her ending. He is followed by union ministers including Ravi Shankar Prasad, who tweeted tonight that posts celebrating the murder are deplorable. "I strongly condemn them," he said.
Jaisi karni vaisi bharni https://t.co/SXNewq0Tz1— Ashish Mishra pune (@aashish81us) September 5, 2017
On LinkedIn, Mr Mishra claims that since last year, he has served as the social media advisor to the IT Minister.
Naxal sympathiser and Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar.— Vishweshwar Bhat (@VishweshwarBhat) September 5, 2017
Few comments were more revulsive than this one by Jagrati Shukla, who says on Twitter that she has worked for Network 18 and Zee Media.
But she also shared rape threats received in response to her post as evidence that unacceptable abuse pours on the extremities of all groups irrespective of their political alignment.
Twitter said through a spokesperson that "We want people to feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs but we draw the line when it comes to behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behaviour designed to consciously harass, intimidate, or silence another person's voice."
It said users can report abusive behaviour here.