Anurag Kashyap is one of those people who has always shared his opinions freely. More than that, he is a filmmaker who has always placed enormous value on free speech. So, when he announced that he is quitting Twitter because his family has been receiving threats, this not only came as a shock but we also felt a big disappointment in the state of affairs regarding free speech in the country.
Before he quit Twitter, Kashyap shared two tweets around 7:30 pm, citing threats to his parents and his daughter as the reason behind his decision.
Kashyap, who has been vocal in his criticism of the present government’s actions, added: “When I won’t be allowed to speak my mind without fear, I would rather not speak at all”.
Anurag explained his decision to quit Twitter to the publication, and 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.”