Kozhikode: Woman scribe faces online threat over FB post

Kozhikode: A woman journalist working with a Malayalam newspaper here has come under online attack following her disclosure about alleged sexual exploitation of children in madrassas.

The journalist, V P Rajeena, incurred wrath of the members of her community after she went public on Facebook on Sunday about the happenings in madrassas which she claims to have witnessed during her childhood.

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Rajeena, in her post, narrated how madrassa teachers allegedly used to “inappropriately grope” both boys and girls who came for religious studies.

This led to a furore and she was flooded with obscene messages and open threats on her profile. Facebook closed down her account following mass reporting by her critics.

When contacted, Rajeena said “My Facebook account was blocked following mass reporting. What I had said was no exaggeration but the truth and only the truth,” she told PTI.

She also said if the threats continue, she would be forced to approach the police.

Rajeena said her motives were questioned and efforts were made to present it as an attack on the religion.

11 Comments

  1. Now where is Aamir khan, sharuk Khan and scholars, intellectuals, witters, poets who cry of intolerance in the country. Don’t they think this is intolerance?This woman is threatened openly by extremist who wants to hide the truth.

  2. Now where is Aamir khan, sharuk Khan and scholars, intellectuals, witters, poets who cry of intolerance in the country. Don’t they think this is intolerance?-Mr.Anil

    Sir,The Indians regardless should have stood united when our mass media exposed Swami Nityananda rasleela, Baba Rampal of Haryana,Magic Shiva Sai Baba,Nagin Asaram’s baba and his family.They remained ‘tolerant’ because exposing this self made ‘God man’ will wrath to their own religion.The silence of majority taken as blessings and exploitation continued on their disciple within the Ashrams.

    But RSS political wing BJP inherited the ‘Divide and rule’ policy from British Raj for political vote bank. The protest of intellectuals on ‘intolerance’ is not politically motivated but freedom of individual rights. “Indians are pluralists in nature and are largely tolerant “.Speaking against injustice is the constitutional right of every citizen.

    If Cine actor choose live this country over intolerance what about those millions of refugees being given asylum in our nation?What about those millions who had already taken the citizenship of another nation and still wanted to be patriotic to motherland living in distant world?

    Jai Hind

    • There is lot of godmans in Madrassa who indulge in molestation and recently in kashmir a saint was caught for molestation. Lets admit Godman on both communities are fake. RSS is a patriotic Hindu organization who is working towards upliftment of hindu community and build a strong nation. It is anti-hindu congress who is indulging in divide and rule policy which they will see hindu backlash in next assembly election in karnataka. Cine actors did not find intolerance when Raj academy vandalized amar jawan jyothi, manhandled women cops in mumbai, prof Joseph hands chopped off in kerala, a voilent outburst on helpless woman taslima nasreen, when kashmiri pandits were driven away in 90’s from the valley and still not letting them rehabiliate, when pak hindus where tortured, forcefully converted, temples destroyed and made to flee the country, 1984 sikh riots, 50 kar sevakas burnt alive, 1993 blast, 26/11 in mumbai, When IM and SIMI plant bomb and kill several innocent civilians and many more instances. Didnt they find intolerance then and how come suddenly they realized it?

      • Meanwhile point to note here is Dadri incident happend under SP rule and Kalburgi under congress rule and how can one blame central government? Need justification. Local state governement has the police force, home ministry, CID under them

    • A lot has been expressed by various quarters about writers, journalists, academics, artists, scientists and intelligentsia returning their awards or expressinig their concerns about the growing intolerance in the country. Just because one is not happy with their actions, one cannot condemn them and call them anti-national. In democracy, everyone has the freedom to express himself, however unsavoury his comments may appear to others and the latter have to accept anything that is unpalatable with a pinch of salt.

      Though, I am not fond of Bollywood films, however, I can say with certainty that Aamir Khan is much more patriotic than those who are casting stones on him. Some of those who are criticising him are sanyasis and sanyasins who, thanks to RSS and BJP, have been fortunate enough to become Members of the Parliament and enjoy all the privileges that go with the job, including chauffeur-driven cars, instead of going around on Walker’s Express. Considering their backgrounds and upbringings, how intelligent, educated and literate they are, is highly debatable. I am sure that their IQ must be around 40.

      When it suits him, Narendra Modi likes to speak and when he spoke at Wembley Stadium it was a pretty long speech which from the looks and expressions on the faces of Prime Minister David Cameron and his spouse (who, for the occasion, had adorned a sari), must have bored them. However, when his ministers and members of his party cross-the-line, he acts dumb. Haryana’s minister has acted in an arrogant manner with an IPS lady officer and does not have the decency to apologize. There are others who utter rubbish, threaten people and even tell them to go to Pakistan.

      If BJP has the guts, then they should send anti-national elements like Syed Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz and others to Pakistan. Where it matters, they just do not have the guts and get cold feet.

      The sad part of the story is that Narendra Modi is only doing a fine job by travelling abroad and charming foreign leaders and the Indian diaspora there, but neglecting things on the domestic front. He and his side-kick, Amit Shah, had no reason to go and personally canvas in Delhi and Bihar elections and make personal attacks and the ramifications are there for everyone to see.

      He has to control all the hot heads and arrogants elements in his party and rein them. Just like Congress, the BJP is losing its credibility day-by-day.

  3. I am told that the teaching in Madrassas lays much emphasis on Koran and, again, what is taught depends on the interpretation of the holy book as per the whims and fancies of the teachers.

    It is the duty of the governments to ensure that children get quality education to attract them to go to these schools, rather than going to schools run on religious lines. Otherwise, the children will grow up lacking knowledge and skills, blinkered and regimented minds and will not be an employable commodity. They will be introverts all their lives.

    • The impact of madrasa based education is very clear in our society!! Take a look at industries based on knowledge and education – you will clearly see the absence of a particular community!! Now look at the reports from Mangalore International Airport. Any smart person can connect the dots and understand what’s going on!!

      • Original R.Pai: “The impact of madrasa based education is very clear in our society!!”

        Madrasa based education is wreaking havoc in Muslim Majority countries and the “Hindu Madrasa Based education” does the same in Hindu Majority Country.

        RSS Paimaam, the problem in India is not by “madrasa based education”, but is due to “Hindu Madrasa Based education” i.e. the “shaake” based education.

        What Muslims do in Madrasas, the RSS does in India in the “Shaake”! Both corrupt the innocent minds and attitude and aptitude of the lads during their formative period. These lads, who were corrupted by the RSS since the last two generations, are now in sufficient strength as BJP foot soldiers to ignore or pressurize their older generations and the common man too. They cunningly shift focus of the limelight from their Hindutva agenda, to popular grievances and they now implement their Hindu Agenda on those who believed and voted them under the ill conceived notion that they are really secular politicians. Those who hate Congress also fell in to their trap. Instead of electing a better alternative to the Congress Party, they have succumbed to the tactics of Hindu Militants.

        THERE IS STILL ONE LAST CHANCE TO SAVE HINDUS AND SAVE INDIA FROM THE HINDU MILITANTS. THE CONGRESS IS REFORMING NOW. THE CONGRESS ALONE IS THE NATIONAL PARTY TO RELY UP ON. IT IS TESTED AND TRIED AND IS A REAL SECULAR PARTY WHICH DID NOT CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE OF HATRED AND CONFRONTATION. CONGRESS NEVER TOLD ANY ONE TO GO TO PAKISTAN OR EUROPE OR JERUSALEM!

        BUT PLEASE ELECT CONGRESS WITH FULL MAJORITY, SO THAT CONGRESS NEED NOT SUCCUMB TO CORRUPT PRESSURES BY THE COALITION PARTNERS. NINETY PERCENT OF THE CORRUPTION DURING THE UPA II RULE WAS BY THE NON-CONGRESS REGIONAL PARTIES, WHICH FORMED THE UPA. CONGRESS MINISTERS DID INVOLVE IN ONE OR TWO SCAMS AND THEY WERE ALL SENT TO JAIL BY THE MANMOHAN SINGH GOVERNMENT. BUT RSS WOULD NEVER DO SO. THEY JUSTIFY EVERY WRONG DONE BY THEIR STOOGES AND THEY ARE NOT AMIABLE TO PUBLIC SCRUTINY AND PUBLIC MORALITY.

  4. Very tolerant and peaceful. This is exactly they respond to any criticism of peaceful religion all over the world. No wonder our ‘journalists’ are hiding under the table. They are brave only when it comes to bad mouthing other religions!!

    • Original R.Pai – “No wonder our ‘journalists’ are hiding under the table. They are brave only when it comes to bad mouthing other religions!!”

      RSS Paimaam, do not forget the fact that the press was underhandedly responsible to bring to power the cunning RSS. Now, when they criticize you, they are ‘bad people’ to you. Tomorrow the entire country would be bad for you!!!

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