Police file case over online abuse of woman journalist Chennai


Soon, a series of abusive tweets started pouring in from Vijay fans threatening the female scribe.

"I respect women greatly".

A statement issued by Vijay on Wednesday evening, asked his fans and supporters to not post anything on social media that can be taken as an insult to women.

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She had earned the wrath of self-professed Vijay fans after she made some critical remarks against one of his films in a recent tweet while talking about the latest Shah Rukh Khan starer 'When Harry Met Sejal'. The 43-year-old actor's statement is believed to be a response to the vicious abuse directed at journalist Dhanya Rajendran after she criticised a film Vijay starred in. They even referred to few of her comments about the film from 2011 and 2013, claiming that the reviews she had posted about Sura clearly indicated her disrespect for the actor. Everybody has the right to criticize anyone's film. She registered a complaint after which the cops are in plans to nab four people who threatened her through fake accounts. This kind of organised trolling and abusing happens quite often, and now requests have emerged from many quarters asking the respective star to come out and speak to curtail the uncouth behaviour of fans. It is my view that no woman should be spoken of in a demeaning way for any reason or any time. We all have to praise womanhood. Police said Dhanya has identified 25 individuals, whose tweets disgraced her, in the Twitter. Vijay requested his fans not to hurt woman.

Apart from her friends in journalism, Dhanya has also garnered support from DMK President M K Stalin, who said in a Tweet, "Intolerance in any form, for expressing ones views in a democratic country is unacceptable. Further, they were stalking me on cyberspace", Ms. Rajendran said.