Telangana

Amrutha launches ‘Justice for Pranay’ campaign on social media

Diverse users seen posting photos, videos and information on Facebook page

Amrutha Varshini, wife of Perumalla Pranay Kumar, who was allegedly killed for honour last week, took to Facebook on Monday, launching her fight against injustice.

The page that she titled ‘Justice for Pranay’ was created on Monday afternoon, had about 6,000 people following at around 5 p.m., and by 7 p.m. the supporter’s count exceeded 16,000 ‘likes and follows’.

“Don’t worry Pranay...U r not alone..Not only me u are in the heart of crores of people.. Many people are fighting for justice (sic),” she wrote.

Amrutha, earlier on Sunday, had said she would approach a large number of people to fight against caste.

The diverse page users, from across the State and outside, were seen posting photos, videos and information. Users from several districts posted candlelight procession pictures and rallies against the killing.

Information on creating a twitter trend with a handle #SayNoToCaste starting 6 p.m., against caste feelings was another.

Students of the Ambedkar Students’ Association of Hyderabad Central University remembered the leader of Self-Respect Movement Periyar E.V. Ramaswamy on his 140th birth anniversary on Monday, and quoted: “Marriages should culminate on account of the wishes of the couple.”

The page that became ‘instant like and follow’ hours after its creation, also was platform to vent ire against casteism.

The page faced several challenges in the evening. “There are multiple accounts by the same name in combinations, and there is slander and negative trolling too,” Pranay’s cousin told The Hindu.

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