Ziva Dhoni Receives Threat Online: Leave the streets, those empty roads, women in this country are not safe even on the internet! We talk about heinous cases like Hathras, Nirbhaya, and Asifa. We feel angry when they blame the ‘short clothes’ or ‘lifestyle’ of the victim and not the mentality of the molester. We express our anger over the disgusting mentalities of our leaders blaming the victims. But how low one has to stoop to give rape threats to a 6-year-old?
Yesterday, we saw a new low. Ziva Dhoni, the 5-year-old daughter of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni — the man who took the Indian cricket team to new heights and gave us many proud and memorable moments– received rape and death threats on social media after MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings lost their match in the ongoing 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Unhappy with the results, few unruly cricket fans took to social media, especially the Instagram account of MS Dhoni, and posted horrible messages for Dhoni and didn’t spare his family members as well. The vilest of all messages were rape threats to his 5-year-old daughter Ziva Dhoni. All of this, only because CSK lost a match? But what was the fault of Ziva Dhoni in all this?
This abuse and vileness on social media from hate-filled cricket followers led to many people to come out and take a stand against this inhuman act. Among many, a popular twitter user named Ishita Yadav posted a hard-hitting tweet, slamming those who posted such disgusting comments and threats for the daughter of MSD.
In her tweet, Ishita Yadav demanded a strict punishment and arrest of these people to set a precedent. She wrote:
“Dhoni’s lovely little girl is now getting rape threats because he didn’t play well in a dumb cricket match?! She’s SIX! What is wrong with these disgusting people?! They should be arrested to set a precedent.”
Here, check out the tweet:
Dhoni’s lovely little girl is now getting rape threats because he didn’t play well in a dumb cricket match?! She’s SIX! What is wrong with these disgusting people?! They should be arrested to set a precedent. 😡
— Ishita Yadav (@IshitaYadav) October 9, 2020
Just like Ishita Yadav, many twitter users took to their micro-blogging account and expressed their anger with tweets.
Here, check out the reactions of netizens on this:
Dhoni's 6-year-old daughter Ziva is getting rape threats because he didn't play well in IPL
Do you see the future of this country for women? where they're normally giving a 6 year old rape threats because her father didn't play a game well?
Makes me sick
— Noor 👼🏻 (@noorzayyubi) October 9, 2020
Troll him, hate him, but how dare you drag a 5-year-old into this? What is her fault if her dad couldn't perform well in a match or a series?
No daughter, girl or a woman deserves this shit.
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) October 9, 2020
6 Year Old Ziva Is Getting Rape Threats Because Dhoni Didn't Play Well Yesterday. pic.twitter.com/4mDlxEzVFp
— Ayush Verma (@ayushastic) October 8, 2020
This is the sickest thing I have seen on social media. A 6 year old baby getting a rape threat. A baby.
— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) October 9, 2020
This has to be the most disgusting example of how social media platforms are being misused. If GoI still turns a blind eye to this then I’d say they are complicit in promoting& condoning such mentality with regards to women&sick, perverse mentality https://t.co/Wjm3caWltf
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) October 9, 2020
Dear RCB fans u have my immense respect, even after 12 years u guys stuck with your team and didn't gave rape threats to Anushka Sharma or anyone just because RCB was losing. I m ashamed that fellow CSK fans giving rape threats to little girl ziva, because of just a bad season.
— RAHUL TYAGI 🇮🇳 (@rahulastic) October 9, 2020
Here Are Those Comments And Rape Threats Given To Ziva Dhoni
Ziva Is Just A 6 Year Old
And She Is The Daughter Of Dhoni,A Legend Who Gave A Lot To This Country,But In Return He Gets To See This
Being A MSDian And Watching Such Comments Hurts A Lot😞😖 pic.twitter.com/b83OuZJwwb
— Peppy Soul (@VarunRDCR7) October 9, 2020
If Ziva Dhoni, daughter of MS Dhoni can get rape threats how can you expect other girls to be safe :/ pic.twitter.com/BP0JAlgwCb
— adiva singh chauhan (@AdivaSingh) October 8, 2020