Thiruvananthapuram: Disappointed a dubbing artiste and two other women with police for taking no action on an online abuse complaint, intrude into the residence of a Kerala YouTuber, beat him up and elicited an apology on Facebook live video, before seizing his laptop and handing it over to the cops.
The dubbing artiste Bhagyalakshmi, and activists Sreelakshmi Arakkal and Diya Sana, Sunday won the strong backing from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Health and Social Justice Minister K K Shailaja, and a wide section of society, a day after the event happened in Thiruvananthapuram.
The dramatic episodes occurred in Youtuber Vijay P Nair’s residence, who is known for making derogatory and sexually explicit comments on his channel. After pouring charcoal oil over him, women slapped him and then made him apologize publicly for his comments.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that the incidents of insult and abuse against women are highly condemnable and such incidents are viewed with extreme seriousness.
“Stringent action will be taken against those who have abused women through social media. If the law is not suitable for that, we will think about legislating a new law,” he added.
The Health minister K K Shailaja said she is happy about the way of Bhagyalakshmi and others handled the man who disgraced women through social media.
“I’m so happy for Bhagyalakshmi and others for their strong response to the incident. I appreciate them for reacting. We can discuss the way of response later. The man was taking an extremely vulgar approach and both women and men should act together to get rid of such people,” the minister said.
Bhagyalakshmi asserted that they were fully aware about the consequence for their actions and that they have do such thing for the sake of all women in Kerala. She added that she would happily go to jail if she is arrested for their action.