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Vivek Agnihotri Receives Flak For Asking Volunteers To Make A List Of Urban Naxals, #MeTooUrbanNaxal Goes Viral

Published on 29 August, 2018 at 6:15 pm By

Pune Police have arrested five activists from different cities of the country for their alleged suspicion of Maoists links in the Bhima Karegaon violence that took place in January 2018. Among the arrested were civil rights activist, lawyer and Indian trade unionist, Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonzalves, Gautam Navlakha and poet Varavara Rao.


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Raids were also carried in houses as a part of the plan to probe into the violence caused. In fact, two letter were also discovered from one of the houses indicating ‘Maoists’ plans to assassinate the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These countrywide raids and arrests for the culprits have been regarded as ‘dangerous signs’ and ‘witch hunt’ by the vigilant social media users.

 

 

However, only a day after the arrest of these activists involved in the Bhima Koregaon violence, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has created one of the biggest debates on Twitter by asking the ‘bright young minds’ to volunteer for ‘making a list of those who are defending the “Urban Naxals” who have been arrested by the Pune Police.

 

 


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Vivek Agnihotri posted this tweet on his social media account and unexpectedly, took the debate against the Urban Naxals to the top-notch:

 

 

Reportedly, Vivek Agnihotri describes the term “Urban Naxals” as those urban intellectuals, influencers or activists of importance who are “invisible enemies of India” in his book.

Apparently, Vivek Agnihotri’s tweet has started a political storm on the social media leading to an online war of words among the netizens. His tweet has drawn significant flak on social media and the filmmaker has to face the wrath of Twitterati with outrageous messages.

 

 

Evidently, Vivek has been bombarded with a barrage of abusive messages in response and a hashtag #MeTooUrbanNaxal has been trended by those opposing him. Have a read at a few of the tweets from the social media:

 

 

What about you!?

 

 

Put me on your list right away!

 

 

Proud to be an Urban Naxal

 

 

More power to the fight!

 

 

More names coming up!

 

 

Focus only on directing films!

 

 

Outstanding citizens!

 

 

Well, this is unexpected!

 

 

Yes, even I am!

 

 

Unstoppable!

 

 

Undoubtedly!

 

 

Arrest me like her!

 

 

Apparently, yes!

 

 

However, many users came in support of the director’s tweet and volunteered their versions of the list of the Urban Naxals who ‘deserve’ to be on the list. Have a read at a few of the tweets listing out popular people from the country to be called as ‘Urban Naxals’:

 

 

 

‘Anti-India Gang’

 

 

Well!

 

 

All ready??

 

 

More names added!

 

 

While defending his point-of-view, Vivek Agnihotri has said in a recent interview:

“I will stand by my tweet. By outraging against my tweet and my suggested list, they expose their own mindset and modus operandi. These are the people who create lists to target people and entities, so they think that when someone else talks about creating a list, they will also indulge in a similar end game. But my game here is only about narrative and academic.”

 

 


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The arrest of the activists which has definitely come under severe condemnation as hailed by Vivek Agnihotri’s opinion of the Urban Naxals.

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