Woman Journalist Faces Online Threat On Facebook in Kerala

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

The journalist, VP Rajeena, transacted wrath on social media after she went public on Facebook on Sunday about the alleged happenings in madrassas which she claims to have witnessed during her childhood.

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

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According to news agency PTI, her post led to a furore and she was flooded with obscene messages and open threats on her profile. Facebook reportedly closed down her account following mass reporting by her critics.

When contacted, Ms Rajeena said “My Facebook account was blocked following collective 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.

Ms Rajeena said her “motives were questioned and efforts were made to present her post as an attack on the religion, instead of being investigated.”

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