Popular actress and Member, Cultural Affairs Sub Committee of ruling Awami League, Shamima Tusty has fallen victim of cruel cyberbullying by a self-proclaimed supporter of Hefazat-e-Islam.
According to information, Tusty posted a photograph of her philanthropic organization ‘Aamra Manush Foundation’, where she is seen with an elderly poor man taking selfie with her as sign of gratitude for the magnificent activities of the organization during the month of Ramadan.
Aamra Manush Foundation (AMF) is one of the emerging non-profit organizations in Bangladesh. This organization is registered with the Bangladesh Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms. This organization is working for humanity, with the august goal of reducing poverty and to ensure the education for every child in Bangladesh.
AMF is also trying to secure basic human rights by providing food, shelter, clothes, medicine to the under-privileged people in Bangladesh.
Nefarious cyberbullying on Shamima Tusty
Seeing the Facebook post of Tusty, where she posted a photograph of her with an elderly poor man, a Facebook user named Muhammod Fuad Hasan Murad (মুহাম্মদ ফুয়াদ হাসান মুরাদ) made extremely offensive remarks asking as to why the actress had taken selfie with a man “during the month of Ramadan. As Tusty replied saying, the poor individual after getting help from AMF wanted to take a selfie as sign of his gratitude”, Muran turned furious on her. Moreover, Tusty said, the individual was an elderly person and this photograph should not be taken negatively. But, pro-Hefazat Murad continued to spread venom of religious extremism on the popular actress.
As many people started blasting Muhammod Fuad Hasan Murad (মুহাম্মদ ফুয়াদ হাসান মুরাদ) for his inappropriate and indecent comments about Shamima Tusty, the culprit quickly blocked the actress and started publishing and continued to edit posts, where he has openly proclaimed himself as “Hefazat Islam” man inside Awami League.
Murad went further by branding Awami Lague members as “Yaba addicts”, “militants”, “terrorists” and “rotten”. Such remarks resemble those of Hefazat-e-Islam and anti-liberation forces.
It may be mentioned here that, as per existing law of Bangladesh, publishing any indecent post on Facebook or social media, and especially making any foul attempt of maligning a female is a serious crime.
In the last edited version of his post, Muhammod Fuad Hasan Murad (মুহাম্মদ ফুয়াদ হাসান মুরাদ) gave threats to Shamima Tusty and other Facebook users, who left comments criticizing Murad. Placing threats on the social media is a criminal offense.
It may be mentioned here that, in his Facebook profile, Muhammod Fuad Hasan Murad (মুহাম্মদ ফুয়াদ হাসান মুরাদ) describes himself as a leader of ‘Bangladesh Awami League”, while he also claims to be “Ex 1&2 no joint Secretary at ” বাংলাদেশ ছাত্রলীগ, রাজশাহী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়” (Bangladesh Chhatra League, Rajshahi University”.
On his Facebook ID, Muhammod Fuad Hasan Murad (মুহাম্মদ ফুয়াদ হাসান মুরাদ) mocks the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stating: “আমি মহান আল্লাহর বান্দা বিশ্ব নবীর উম্মত।সরকারী রাজনৈতিক দলের সঙ্গে জড়িত রয়েছি ২১বছর। জয় বাংলা জয় বংগ২”.
Cybercrime Unit of Bangladesh Police and Dhaka Metropolitan Police should immediately look into the matter.
We also are calling upon the international community, donor agencies and philanthropists to extend their support towards the magnificent activities of Aamra Manush Foundation.