Social media has its perks and downside and everyone is a part of it. The society we live in is highly influenced by social media and while it has been a platform to express one’s view, lately social media has also become a platform for online harassment. Cyberbullying has been a common occurrence over the years and many have fallen pray to it be ing men or women.
Now Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has decided to put a stop against cyberbullying now as the actress has been running a campaign to raise awareness about the same. Sonakshi also came in support of poet, storyteller and TEDx speaker Dhruv Shah who recently became a victim of cyberbullying. To note, Dhruv had recently shared a video expressing his views on rape culture vs Nationalism. Soon after the video went live, the poet was subjected to harassment and a group of men even threatened to rape him. While he did call them out, he was later threatened him with abetment to suicide. Following, Dhruv shared a video narrating his ordeal and also spoke about lack of support from other activists.
Soon, Sonakshi came in his support and shared Dhruv’s video in her Instagram stories with a caption, “Let’s not suffer in the silence. Speak up, reach out Kyunki ab Bas!” Furthermore, she also urged Mumbai Police, Mission Josh and cyber expert Ritesh Bhatia to help Dhruv. Post Sonakshi’s efforts, Ritesh Bhatia and Mansi Dhanak and Vinav Bhanawat from Mission Josh got in touch with Dhruv to file a complaint in the matter following which the cyberbullying against him has reduced to a great extent. Expressing his gratitude toward Sonakshi, he shared her Instagram story on social media and wrote, “This has been the most reassuring gesture. Thank You so much for your kindness”.