'Threats To Family, Director Quits Twitter'

'Threats To Family, Director Quits Twitter'

With alleged 'threats' to his family members over his political ideology - against PM Narendra Modi, noted Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has decided to quit social networking site Twitter alleging that he couldn't share his views openly and freely.

"When your parents start to get calls and your daughter gets online threats, you know that no one wants to talk. There isn't going to be reason or rationale. Thugs will rule and thuggery will be the new way of life. Congratulations everyone on this new India and hope you all thrive," Anurag posted in one of his last tweets.

In his last tweet, Anurag wrote, "Wish you all the happiness and success. This would be my last tweet as I leave Twitter. When I won't be allowed to speak my mind without fear, then I would rather not speak at all. Goodbye."

Anurag has been critical about Narendra Modi government. He was one among the 49 noted personalities who wrote to PM over the increasing number of lynching cases against Muslims, Dalits and other minorities. Since then, Anurag has been targeted by pro-BJP activists and Modi-fans on Twitter.

"The lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities must be stopped immediately. We were shocked to learn from the NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) that there have been no less than 840 instances of atrocities against Dalits in the year 2016, and a definite decline in the percentage of convictions," states the letter to PM Narendra Modi.

The celebs in the letter to the PM have also asked what action has been taken against those guilty of such crimes. "You have criticised such lynchings in Parliament, Mr Prime Minister, but that is not enough! What action has actually been taken against the perpetrators?" the 49 celebs further asked in the letter.