In last few weeks, many people brought to my notice hate videos and Facebook posts posted by a girl named Sakshi Bhardwaj on internet.
She was seen abusing Sikhs in all her videos and FB posts. She has used foul language against Sikh Guru Sahibs and baseless allegations against Sikh communities. Needless to say, such videos are highly provocative. I took offense to one such video in which she calls Sikhs “hypocrites” and “anti-national”. She has stooped down so low that she uses derogatory language for Sikhs describing the men as ‘women with long hair and wearing bangles’.
I thought the woman is a psychopath but then may be she was posting such content to evoke hatred feelings between Sikhs and Hindus.
Taking a note of her ulterior motive, I filed a complaint against her and met DCP in this regard who assured me full support and quick action against her.
Many of us Reported ABUSE against her digital media ID on all platforms, Facebook and Twitter. She went on to such extent to target me personally in her posts!
I especially want to thank Mr GS Walia, a chief commercial inspector in the Northern Railways, who moved a petition against Sakshi Bhardwaj in Delhi Court. He had even written to Google India asking it to take such videos down. Sadly, Google India did not accept his request.
But kudos to Indian Judiciary!
Last week, a Delhi court instructed Google India to take down videos and articles by Sakshi Bhardwaj, that too within a week.
The court said Sikhs were likely to “feel grave insult to their religious sentiments” if the videos continued to circulate.
I wish to share with my readers that the lesson in this incident is clear – no one is allowed to affect the social harmony and law and order in our nation. Those who are deliberately spreading hatred among different communities are bound to lose every time we all stand united in favour of peace and universal brotherhood.
Digital India is not meant for Sakshi Bhardwajs to humiliate a community and make us fight with each other. Social media is meant for better use – like sharing each other’s happiness on all festive occasions.