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Updated on: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 02:17 PM IST

'We are not in Uttar Pradesh': Congress' Sachin Sawant promises strong action against 'pervert' Shubham Mishra

Shubham Mishra and Sachin Sawant  | File Images

Shubham Mishra and Sachin Sawant | File Images

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YouTuber Shubham Mishra invited social media fury for his vile and misogynistic rant on stand-up comedian Agrima Joshua. In the video, Mishra can be seen threatening Joshua of rape for her β€˜jokes’ on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

On Saturday, stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra took to Twitter and posted Mishra's distasteful video. He also tagged National Commission of Women (NCW) and wrote, "Dear @NCWIndia does this concern you, we see this scumbag give open threats to a female comedian who has already apologised & taken her objectionable video down..."

Meanwhile, taking cognisance of the Kamra's tweet, NCW promised to take action against Mishra. "@NCWIndia has been tagged on this video by @kunalkamra88 where a man can be heard hurling abuses and giving open threats to a female comedian. #NCW is committed to creating safe online space for women. We'll take action and ensure that this man gets strictest punishment possible," NCW tweeted.

Now, Congress leader Sachin Sawant has promised strong action against Shubham Mishra. "This is unacceptable and can't be tolerated! Spoken to @AnilDeshmukhNCP ji and Demanded strong action against this pervert," he said. "Will ensure strong action against these perverts. We are not in Uttar Pradesh!" added Sawant.

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For the uninitiated, Mishra's vile video was against stand-up comedian Agrima Joshua for her remarks on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

In the one minute seven seconds video that went viral, Joshua is seen cracking jokes on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's upcoming statue in the Arabian Sea. She goes on to tell "funny things" that she read on Quora. Someone on the question-and-answer website wrote, "This Shivaji statue is an amazing masterstroke by Prime Minister Modi Ji. It will have solar cells which will power all of Maharashtra," Joshua said.

She further said, "Another person posted 'It will also have GPS tracker and it will shoot laser rays out of its eyes to shoot Pakistani terrorists in the Arabian sea.' The third person came and said 'Get your facts correct. It's not Shivaji. It's Shivaji Maharaj."

Joshua's video met with harsh criticism and trolling on the internet. Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik demanded to arrest her. Later, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Saturday instructed the Mumbai Police to take legal action against Agrima Joshua.

Taking to Twitter, Deshmukh had written, "I ve instructed CP Mumbai and IG Cyber to take legal action expeditiously ..I urge everyone to maintain calm and law will take its course."

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Published on: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 02:17 PM IST
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