Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is known for voicing his opinions on Twitter without fear or reservations, has now announced his decision to quit Twitter. He left the microblogging site after sharing two tweets about his decision citing online threats to his family’s safety. The Sacred Games director has often criticized the current government and has been subjected to a lot of online trolls, threats and backlash by netizens . Even earlier, Kashyap had shared abusive comments and rape threats directed at his daughter Aaliya Kashyap online.

Now, Anurag Kashyap has quit Twitter and before leaving, he revealed that his family had been getting online threats. The flashpoint was7.23 pm, August 10. It seems the water had come upto his neck and Anurag finally decided to quit Twitter. The filmmaker wrote, “When your parents start to get calls and your daughter gets online threats then you know no one wants to talk. There is going to be no reason or rationale. Thugs will rule and thuggery will be the new way of life. Congratulations everyone on this new India and hope you thrive.” Another one of his last tweets read, “Wish you all the happiness and success. This would be my last tweet as i leave Twitter. When I won't be allowed to speak my mind without fear, I would rather not speak at all. Good bye”.
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Screenshot of Anurag Kashyap's Tweet

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Screenshot of Anurag Kashyap's last Tweet

While talking to Firstpost about his decision to quit Twitter, Anurag Kashyap said, “When threats go beyond the online [world] and reach your family, it's time to call it off. I wish the best to this country and people, and everyone celebrating this new India. Unko mubarak ho. I will go be an ostrich and bury my head in the sand and do my work."




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