Less Representation and Digital Abuse for India’s Female Muslim Politicians

India’s Muslim female politicians have been experiencing less representation in the lower House of Parliament, going from four Muslim women to one. 

It was also found they receive more online harassment and trolling with threats of rape and murder. According to a study from Amnesty International found 7% of tweets to female politicians were abusive. That number doubles for female Indian politicians.

Since the passing of a citizenship bill in India targeting Muslims last year, abuse of the group has increased. Amnesty International reveled female Muslim politicians face 55% more abuse than politicians of other religious backgrounds, with 94% more ethnic and religious hatred.

To read what female Muslim politicians have to say on this issue, go to Ozy.com

 

 

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