A satire Facebook page named ‘Humans of Hindutva’ has been shut down by his administrator who said, “I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan. ‘Humans of Hindutva’ was known for its parodies on Right-wing fundamentalism. According to reports, the administrator of the group took the decision to shut down the page after he was threatened for running such a page. The creator of the page said that he had received death threats following which he decided to shut down the page.
The page administrator on a website called satyanash.com posted a message mentioning the reason behind deleting ‘Humans of Hindutva’ Facebook Page. The administrator mentioned, “I’m quitting out of my own accord. I’ve not been banned or mass reported. I have recently received some threats to my life which I can’t take lightly. I am outnumbered, live in a BJP state and come from a middle-class family with no political or police connections. I have no desire to end up like Gauri Lankesh or Afrazul Khan. Actually, more than myself I worry for the safety of my family. I hope those who threatened me consider this as a victory and leave us alone. I have deleted the HOH page and will delete this website soon. Congratulations to Hindutva on winning this David vs. Goliath fight”
“As for those who were kind enough to lend me their ears for the last eight months, I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Cheers and alvida. Thanks for giving me some of your time,” the creator of the page added.
In a shocking incident on September 5, 2017, a senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru by miscreants on Tuesday evening. It was a premeditated murder. As per reports, around three assailants entered her Bengaluru residence and fired three shots at her as soon as she opened the door. The horrific incident was captured by CCTV cameras at Gauri Lankesh’s home. However, since the killers donned helmets, their identities were hidden.