There is an elitism and selectivity in the discourse which happen on the social network. Generally issues related to the lower strata of the society are sidelined in these discussions.
By Mohammad Zakir Riyaz,
In recent years, a new trend of online activism has taken birth where online campaigns against various issues are launched and taken forward to make changes. In this direction the first such campaign in my memory was the Pink Chaddi campaign launched in 2009 as a protest against the right wing extremist group Shri Ram Sene’s attack on women in a pub at Manglore. In this campaign, people were mobilized online and asked to send pink panties to the leaders of this extremist group.