#MeTooUrbanNaxal goes viral

Checkout how people are slamming the government and filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri with #MeTooUrbanNaxal:

Police recently raided the home of some activists in several states as part of a probe into Elgaar Parishad case. Five were even arrested as they are said to have links with maoists. Leaders from the opposition condemned the raids and arrests. Social media was filled with reactions with people calling it a violation of human rights, while others were extremely happy too. Netizens started raising voice against the arrests with the hashtag #MeTooUrbanNaxal. It was because police raided homes of several prominent activists too.

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, on this came up commenting on Twitter and waded into the debate. He asked people to make a list of those who were defending ‘Urban Naxals”. Many people slammed him for his interpretation of who a ‘Naxal’ is! Later founder of fake new busting website Alt News started the trend #MeTooUrbanNaxal. It became the second top trend on Twitter India trend with people slamming the filmmaker everywhere. The hashtag was created in response to Agnihotri’s tweet, who is also an author of a book called Urban Naxals: The Making of Buddha in a Traffic Jam.

Here is how people are slamming Agnihotri and the government for their action: