Poet, Meena faced online abuse at Micro-blogging site, Twitter

11:59 Feb 28 2014 Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Meena Kandasamy , a poet, fiction writer, was threatened on Twitter when she sent out a tweet that read ‘'Was at the Osmania university beef eating festival. Awesome experience in spite of violence by ABVP”. Kandasamy had tweeted about attending a festival by a marginalised caste group in Hyderabad, where beef was served.
In a response to her tweet, she received hundreds of tweets which were outraged, insulting, violent, calling her ‘bitch’ to ‘whore’ or ‘terrorist’. Upper-caste Hindus, who consider cows sacred, launched a wave of online attacks on Kandasamy.
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