Youtuber Gunja Kapoor was arrested from Shaheen Bagh after allegedly filming the protests with a hidden camera. The BJP follower was brutally trolled on Twitter for her malicious act.
Gunja Kapoor had entered the Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Shaheen Bagh wearing a burqa. Reportedly, the ‘Right Narrative’ Youtuber carried a camera and asked too many questions which gave rise to suspicion amongst the crowd. Later, Gunja Kapoor was arrested by the Delhi Police for recording the protests.
Apparently, the curator of YouTube channel ‘Right Narrative’ is followed by PM Narendra Modi and BJP leader Tejasvi Surya on Twitter. On being caught, Gunja immediately flipped as said ‘This is not media’s hot moment. Go!’ Many women groped a burqa-clad Gunja who was completely surrounded by agitated protestors. The police tried to pacify them as they arrested her. She was taken to Sarita Vihar Police Station for interrogation where her identity was confirmed.
The incident outraged Netizens who took to Twitter and began trolling Gunja. While some straight-up shamed her for the act; others questioned her sanity for filming the sensitive protests. #गुंजा_बदनाम_हुई_मोदी_तेरे_लिए even trended on the micro-blogging site. Read aggressive Netizens tweets against Gunja Kapoor here.
A burka clad lady @gunjakapoor is caught in #ShaheenBaghProtest site,disguised as a Muslim.
She hs 20k+ followers in @twitter & one among them is PM.
Why BJP sent a prominent face like her & nt a small worker?
Why BJP is so scared?
What’s BJP plan?Mass murder?@IndiasMuslims
— Seerat Raza (@iamseeratraza) February 5, 2020
— KaptanHindustan (@GautamTrivedi_) February 5, 2020
There is no such thing as "right wing activist".
The right word is terrorist.#GunjaKapoor
— amitbehere (@amitbehere) February 5, 2020
— mr_sahil_075 (@mr_sahil_075) February 5, 2020
Did #GunjaKapoor get her "mentally unstable" certificate, 500 bucks & a biryani, from her master for appearing in burkha at Shaheen Bagh?
Beware! These sanghi vermins are deadlier than Corona! pic.twitter.com/y4k1GNQxHv
— Suvarna Haridas (@Suvarna_haridas) February 5, 2020
If Shaheen Bagh women get ₹500 everyday, how much did #gunjakapoor get?
— Knight Watchman (@knightwatchman_) February 5, 2020
Once @gunjakapoor was preaching to me about the politics of 'hypocrisy and fake Pyar ki Rajniti'. My political master was right and you were fake and now caught at #ShaheenBagh
Same on you #gunjakapoor pic.twitter.com/YFxgH6YEKm
— Gufran غفران اؔعظمی (@TheGufranShaikh) February 5, 2020
Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar too shared her two-cents on the micro-blogging site. Swara has always been vocal about her stance against the CAA, NRC and NPR laws passed by the Central Government. She has also been subject to public hatred and maligned by those who support the newly passed Acts.
Shame on you Gunja! You are safe because the women you went to malign in a devious, deceitful, evil and may I say incredibly tacky plan – they shielded you. Thank them for their patience and empathy- you sick toxic shameless woman… #ShaheenBaghProtest #GunjaKapoor https://t.co/0V2R7PBa4n
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 6, 2020
The Twitterverse is divided over the incident where some have even stood up for the brave Gunja Kapoor who risked her life to film the entire incident. Some Netizens are even sharing praises for the right-leaning political analyst who claims that she has ‘beaten up’ and ‘manhandled’ by the mob.
I hope Delhi is watching the way #Gunjakapoor was manhandled…this is a small scene enacted by destiny from your future …
Vote wisely else you are doomed 🙏
— Dolli (@desh_bhkt) February 5, 2020
I stand with #GunjaKapoor. Shaheen Bagh can’t take away our democratic rights. Where are all those freedom of expression warriors? Bloody hypocrites.
— Madhav Sharma (@HashTagCricket) February 5, 2020
— Prosenjit Datta (@ProsaicView) February 5, 2020
— Shweta (@singhshweta04) February 5, 2020
— Vikas Agrawal (@VikasAgarwalBJP) February 5, 2020
And we were told #ShaheenBaghProtests is inclusive. It represents every single entity & diversity of the country.
Nice to know only Islamists and their sympathisers are allowed.#GunjaKapoor
— Vikrant ~ विक्रांत (@vikrantkumar) February 5, 2020
#GunjaKapoor went there wearing a Burqa pretending to be amongst them so that she could gather as much information as possible. "Innocent" women got suspicious of her, heckled and thrashed her before the Police extricated her.
— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) February 5, 2020
#GunjaKapoor Gunja Kapoor what have you done!
For the first time in entire political science, Right Wing is defending the right of women to wear Burqa Burkha!
Kudos to women of Shaheen Bagh! You were not only kind & civil but escorted her to Delhi Policepic.twitter.com/2pCXpMbHzG
— Bilal Sunasra بلال (@BilalSunasra) February 6, 2020
After her release, the 25-year-old Gunja Kapoor took to Twitter to express gratitude to all those who supported her and especially Delhi Police for keeping her safe and sound.
I am safe & sound. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. I am overwhelmed by it. Special thank you & gratitude to @DelhiPolice
आप सबके सहयोग व प्रार्थनाओं की शक्ति से बहुत बल मिला। @DelhiPolice का विशेष आभार।
— Gunja Kapoor (@gunjakapoor) February 5, 2020