VIJAYAWADA: Singer Chinmayi Sripada wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asking it to block the accounts belonging to those who threaten women with rape. She has started an online petition on Change.org addressed to Mr. Dorsey with a hashtag, #RapeThreatsNotOk. She appealed for urgent and mass shutdown of Twitter accounts that tweet rape threats against women and said there should be zero tolerance towards online rape threats.
Chinmayi, who has sung popular songs in Bollywood films and in South Indian films, has been a victim of abuse on Twitter in the past. The singer has been the target of abusive tweets like: “You need to be raped…”, “I’ll throw acid on your face” and “I’ll make sure you never sing again”.
She was one of the first Indian women to file a police complaint against her Twitter abusers after going through a struggle to identify them.