New Delhi | External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday slammed various trolls over Twitter who were criticising her after passports were issued to an inter-faith couple from Noida.
The Union Minister retweeted some of the abusive tweets from her official account.”I was out of India from 17th to 23rd June 2018. I do not know what happened in my absence. However, I am honoured with some tweets. I am sharing them with you. So I have liked them,” Sushma Swaraj said.
Trolls called Swaraj, among other things, the possessor of an “Islamic kidney” and an “almost dead woman as she runs on only one kidney” for her immediate actions towards the complaint and transferring the officer in center of the controversy.
Earlier a couple from Noida alleged that they faced harassment at the local passport office and the woman was asked to change her name and religion. The lady said the officer “asked me to change my name, my religion… He said one of us has to change our name or religion”.
She is almost dead woman as she runs on only one kidney (borrowed from some one else ) and any time that can stop working .
— Capt Sarbjit Dhillon (@dhillonsarbjit2) June 22, 2018
Biased decision #ISupportVikasMishra shame on you mam…is it effect of your islamic kidney??
— Indra Bajpai (@bajpai_indra) June 22, 2018
I have to dig out the tweet where I had written one of the top women whom I admire is @SushmaSwaraj ..no not any more …she is worst…no admiration any more for her..afyer kidney failure she survived for spoiling India ..?
— Raji (@raji7373) June 23, 2018
I also demand that Visa Mata @SushmaSwaraj should resign not just from the post, but from politics and should relocate to Himalayas and never come back, ever.
— Sidha-Saada-Patel (@SidhaSaadaPatel) June 21, 2018
The Congress party also condemned the behaviour of the Twitter users who used foul language against Swaraj. “No matter the situation or reason, nothing calls for threats of violence, disrespect & abuse. @SushmaSwaraj ji, we applaud your decision to call out the heinous trolls of your own party,” tweeted Congress.
No matter the situation or reason, nothing calls for threats of violence, disrespect & abuse. @SushmaSwaraj ji, we applaud your decision to call out the heinous trolls of your own party.https://t.co/qcB0qemRGZ
— Congress (@INCIndia) June 24, 2018