Sushma Swaraj Throws An Uppercut At Trolls: Here Are A Few Tweets She Retweeted:-

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was today trolled and abused on Twitter over a controversy involving the issuance of passport to an interfaith couple. The minister took it on the chin and retweeted some of the tweets that were even abusive and communal in nature.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was today trolled and abused on Twitter over a controversy involving the issuance of passport to an interfaith couple. The minister took it on the chin and retweeted some of the tweets that were even abusive and communal in nature.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was today trolled and abused on Twitter over a controversy involving the issuance of passport to an interfaith couple.

Last week, a Passport Seva Kendra official, Vikas Mishra, in Lucknow was transferred after the inter-faith couple alleged that he humiliated them when they went to the office with their passport applications.

According to the couple, he asked the husband to convert to Hinduism and pulled up the wife for marrying a Muslim.

A section of social media attacked Swaraj and the ministry for taking action against Mishra, claiming that he was just doing his duty.

Trolls called Swaraj, among other things, the possessor of an “Islamic kidney” and an “almost dead woman as she runs on only one kidney”.

Sushma Swaraj took on online trolls who targeted her over a controversy involving an inter-faith couple in Lucknow accusing a passport officer of bigotry. After returning to India from a tour of several European nations, she tweeted:-

Here are a few tweets she retweeted:-
Her reaction to the trolls was praised by the Congress.
Here is the whole matter 
Lucknow inter-faith couple’s passport row
Lucknow inter-faith couple’s passport row

A regional passport officer in Lucknow, Vikas Mishra, was in the eye of a storm for allegedly harassing a Hindu woman and her Muslim husband on account the latter’s faith. The woman tweeted to Swaraj – who was on a state visit in Europe at the time – and the alleged incident came to the attention of the media.

The woman alleged that Mishra told her Muslim husband to convert to Hinduism if he wanted his passport renewed. He also allegedly told her “it is a duty for a woman to get her name changed after marriage”. (The woman retains her surname.)

Mishra, meanwhile, refuted the couple’s allegations saying he was just following procedure. The officer, who a day after the incident was transferred to Gorakhpur from Lucknow, said the woman had a different name in her ‘nikahnama’, or wedding certificate, compared with her other documents, which is why he asked for more proof. He also denied saying “it is a duty for a woman to get her name changed after marriage”.

Nikahnama showed her name as Shazia Anas, she refused to endorse: Vikas Mishra
Lucknow inter-faith couple’s passport row
Lucknow inter-faith couple’s passport row

Mishra the official who allegedly harassed the couple had said in his defence that he was secular and had told Tanvi Seth that her ‘nikahnama’ showed her name as Shazia Anas, which should be endorsed in her file.

“For this she refused. If she had consented… We would have sent it to the ‘A’ section for data modification. We have to see which person is taking the passport in what name. There is documentary proof, how can we ignore that. I am secular and I have myself had an inter-caste marriage,” he told the media.

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