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Here’s why the Right-wing is so muted about India’s raging #MeToo movement

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09.10.2018

Troll armies of the Right are happy to selectively target prominent Left-liberals but are not extending support to #MeToo in general.

The rising tide of the #MeToo movement on Indian Twitter is becoming a tsunami. Names are being constantly added, screenshots are flying in the air, reputations are being destroyed, internal complaint committees are being set up.

Yet the Right-wing is curiously silent. The organised troll armies aligned with the ruling party have given attention to #MeToo allegations only in the context of two organisations: All India Bakchod (AIB) and The Wire.

Serious allegations of sexual harassment have been levelled at stand-up comic Utsav Chakraborty, who was associated with the All India Bakchod group for a while. AIB has admitted they were told about his sexual harassment and did not do enough in response.

Also read: My #MeToo moment goes back 30 years and I have the right to be angry

Siddharth Bhatia, a co-founder of news website The Wire, has been accused of sexual harassment with unspecific charges. The website........

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