Many netizens took it to Twitter on Thursday alleging that the co-founder and president of Bhim Army Chandra Shekhar Azad Ravan abused women through his twitter handle. Users shared a number of screenshots where it is visible that the verified twitter handle of Chandra Shekhar Aazad tweeting objectionable comments.
‘Disgusting & Shameful’
A user shared a screenshot of the twitter handle of Bhim Army Chief tweet calling out another user as – ‘you earn money by selling your body’.
” This is disgusting & shameful,won’t tolerate such vulgarity. This man should be arrested asap,” the user wrote in a tweet.
— Maggi (@JainMaggii) June 18, 2020
— ŕàvï MISHRA (@RavishekharMis2) June 18, 2020
Demanding action against Bhim Army Chief
A twitter user with the name Kajal Hindustani who describes herself as a Social Activist took it to twitter while demanding police action against the Bhim Army Chief. Kajal, who has more than sixty thousand followers on twitter further shared the screenshots where it can be seen that several tweets of Chandra Shekhar Azaad’s twitter account made objectionable comments while mentioning and replying to Kajal Hindustani.
ये रहे @BhimArmyChief द्वारा किये गए अश्लील tweets के SS
ये तर्क में महिलाओं से जीत नहीं सकते तब उन पर पर्सनल कॉमेंट करके उनके चरित्र पर प्रहार करते है@Uppolice @dgpup @sharmarekha आप सभी से निवेदन है की एसे असामाजिक तत्वों के ख़िलाफ़ अविलम्ब कारवाई करे🙏🏻
— Kajal Hindustani (@kajal_jaihind) June 18, 2020
The Rational Daily went through the objectionable tweets from the twitter account of Chandra Shekhar Azad. Most of the tweets are of 2018, particularly in the months of March, April, and September.
Chandra Shekhar condemns the tweets, twitter account given by a worker
Following the controversy, the Bhim Army Chief condemned the tweets saying that he respects women and that he is not aware of these tweets. He also added that during that time he was in jail. ” Some tweets of hate speech on women are going viral from my account, which is very condemnable. Let me know that I was in jail from 08/06/2017 to 14/09/2018 in the context of Saharanpur violence. Disputed tweets belong to this period, which I do not know. I respect women a lot,” Bhim Army Chief tweeted.
मेरे एकाउंट से महिलाओं पर अभद्र भाषा के कुछ ट्वीट वायरल हो रहे हैं, जो कि बहुत निंदनीय है। ज्ञात हो कि सहारनपुर हिंसा के संदर्भ में मैं 08/06/2017 से 14/09/2018 तक जेल में था।
विवादित ट्वीट इसी दौरान के हैं जिस संबंध मुझे जानकारी नही है। मैं महिलाओं का बहुत सम्मान करता हूँ। 1/2 pic.twitter.com/vU5jo4bp43
— Chandra Shekhar Aazad (@BhimArmyChief) June 18, 2020
Shekhar further pointed out that the account was given to him by a worker. ” Let me clarify that this twitter account was created in February 2018 and I was released from jail in September 2018. Some worker gave me this account. I am a soldier of Babasaheb and respect for sister daughters is paramount. The tweets are very wrong. I am improving the account. Jai Bhima, Jai Bharat,” he wrote.