Swaraj trolled on Twitter again, accused of appeasing Muslims
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was again trolled on Twitter and accused of appeasing Muslims. Her husband Swaraj Kaushal tweeted a screenshot of a post by a Twitter user who asked him to teach the Minister not to do Muslim appeasement. This comes days after Swaraj was trolled and abused on Twitter over a controversy involving the issuance of passport to an interfaith couple.
Passport official transferred for humiliating interfaith couple
A Passport Seva Kendra official, Vikas Mishra, in Lucknow was transferred after the interfaith couple alleged that he humiliated them when they went to the office. They said Mishra asked the husband to convert to Hinduism and slammed the wife for marrying a Muslim. A section of social media attacked Swaraj for taking action against Mishra, claiming that he was just doing his duty.
Swaraj handled the tweets in her own way: MEA spokesperson
EAM Sushma Swaraj had taken it on the chin and retweeted some of those derogatory tweets. Asked whether the MEA is contemplating taking any action against the trolls, Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said, "The EAM (External Affairs Minister) has responded to those malicious tweets in a manner which she deemed fit. I don't think I have anything further to add on that."