Actress Swara Bhasker has once again become a target for right-wing trolls on social media. A screenshot of a tweet ascribed to her was tweeted by a user Shash(@pokershash) which has now been deleted. The screenshot read, “This is what hate looks like. The wise and always open to dialogue a Muslim Lawyer attacked by so called Maulana of Muslims. She is 60 years old. This is HEARTBREAKING. Along with ALL the halala this too is on u @INCIndia”. The tweet accumulated 57 retweets and 169 likes before it was deleted.

Not an original tweet

Bhasker rubbished the statement credited to her tweeting, “My original tweet. (On left about Swami Agnivesh being attacked) and the Fake News Factory adapting it.. to the Slapgate issue.. guys u are SO creative!“.

It didn’t stop there

Shash(@pokershash) tried to save face by deleting the tweet without an apology. Later, the account tweeted the same screenshot mocking Bhasker, “Everyone knows that it’s fake coz you just can’t condemn violence on a woman by a muslim. It’s funny that your idea of women empowerment is limited only to pathbreaking.

Targeted earlier as well

A photoshopped tweet of Swara Bhasker had been circulated in the past as well. Posted below is the tweet which carried the morphed screenshot of Bhasker’s tweet,

Whereas the original tweet of Bhasker was nowhere close to what was portrayed.

Earlier, A fake quote regarding the movie Padmaavat was ascribed to Swara Bhasker in January 2018 by serial fake news purveyor ShakhNaad after she had written an open letter to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali about the movie. ShankhNaad is known for its chronic tendency of sharing misinformation. In a statement given to Alt News, she had refuted the claim, calling it “perverse and wilful twisting of my article”.

Ascribing false statements to politically vocal public figures is not a new phenomenon. Alt News has observed that public figures who refuse to toe the popular line are specifically targeted by the right-wing ecosystem on social media.

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Rakesh Agrawal
Rakesh Agrawal

Theses shameless sangis target anyone who tries to question them and if that person is a girl/woman, they become even more shameless, forgetting their pathetic slogan, ‘Beti Bachao…..’ as if daughters were some endangered, threatened species that must be saved, yes they must be saved from these morons!!!!!


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Awanish Sharma
Awanish Sharma

She is shameless lady, she defamed hindu in name of kathua, we all know that it is manufactured case by sick, motivated corrupt organization like ALT Thewire and NDTV, but she never tweeted on Mullha raping girls that time why hell she didn’t mention that Muslim have right to do all these, as actress she sucks for cheap popularity she will go any extent, she is garbage