Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’ss 9-month-old daughter was issued rape threat after he stood up in support of Md Shami who was targeted after the team’s defeat against Pakistan
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has taken suo motu cognizance of the rape threat issued to cricketer Virat Kohli’s nine-month-old daughter and has issued a notice to Delhi police.
DCW has asked the police for a copy of the FIR registered in the matter, details of the accused identified and arrested in the matter, steps taken by the police to arrest the accused and a detailed action-taken report.
“Considering the gravity of the matter, please provide the sought information to the Commission latest by 08.11.2021,” read the notice signed by DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal.
Virat Kohli was trolled heavily after he condemned the abuse of Mohd Shami following the team’s defeat to Pakistan and called out religious discrimination.
“Attacking someone over their religion is the most pathetic thing that a human being can do. They have no understanding of how much effort we put into the field. They have no understanding of the fact that someone like Shami has won India matches in the last few years,” Kohli had said.
“There’s a good reason why we are playing on the field and not a bunch of spineless people on social media that have no courage to actually speak to any individual in person,” he had also said.
His attacks did not go well with the trolls who gave rape threats to his daughter.
“It has been reported that online threats are being given to rape the 9 month old girl child of Virat Kohli since the team’s defeat in the recent India Pakistan cricket match. It is learnt that he is being also attacked since he spoke against incessant trolling of his team mate Md Shami who was targeted for his religion by online trolls,” Maliwal wrote.
She termed it a “very serious matter” and called for immediate action.
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