On March 1, a 48-year-old documentary filmmaker Arghya Basu from Kolkata hanged himself, due to depression, according to the reports. The filmmaker was accused by the former faculty member Nishtha Jain of sexual assault during the #MeToo movement, an allegation which he denied. Nishtha Jain is Sona Mohapatra's close friend.
Referring to the same, Mallika Dua called out singer Sona Mohapatra on Twitter saying that she misses her 'toxic activism' regarding Arghya Basu's suicide. She wrote: "Hey @sonamohapatra , missing your toxic activism regarding the suicide of Arghya Basu. Accused of harassment by your bff Nishtha Jain last year. Your two bits are conveniently missing. Please oblige in your characteristic uncouth style."
Posting series of tweets, Mallika Dua concluded by saying, "She calls herself a feminist and refers to me as my dads daughter and starts whining when I call her her husband’s wife. Boo hoo little bully, life ain’t fair. Or in this case it is."
Mallika Dua also referred Mohapatra as "Ram Sampath's wife" and a "a solo woman headliner of toxic garbage on Twitter".
Sona Mohapatra didn't step back and took to her Facebook account to post a message for Mallika Dua and said that her values and belief systems needed a check as her 'feminism of convenience isn't fooling anyone.'
Her post said: "So Ms Dua, internet comedienne & daughter of Vinod Dua, journalist, powerful media person & power broker finally unblocked me on twitter to say this.
I don’t know the said person who took his life personally but know many people who know that he had been battling alcoholism & loss of work & many projects therefore & for many many years, apart from a disturbed personal life.
That he took his life is nothing to do with MeToo & if at all, maybe an indication of his own guilt? So who is supposed to feel guilty? The victims? Me ? The movement? Why ?
I have only this to say to this spoilt entitled privileged brat of a daddy’s lil Mallika girl..
‘You called out, abused & spewed angry rants about several men accused who are also somebody else’s daddy, all until your daddy was also called out in IndiaMeToo by a much feted filmmaker & acclaimed professional, Nishtha Jain & then subsequently even other women, all of whom had nothing to gain. None of us have gained anything, if anything we’ve lost work & have been punished for standing up while most of the accused have been rehabilitated & even feted.
Your values & belief systems need a check Ms Dua. Your feminism of convenience isn’t fooling anyone.’
Also, regarding your second tweet I have this to say,
-I am not bringing up your Mom or Sister or Chacha in this conversation. Dad only because u choose to defend his perverted past & write in to me. So saying Ram Sampath who has no connection to this story, low brow.
- Your 40 pages (Please share with public cus nobody has seen this) & even so counts for zilch. Even Alok Nath has legally strong-armed the case of Vinta Nanda. Doesn’t make him right."
For those unaware, Mallika Dua is the daughter of journalist Vinod Dua who was called out during #MeToo movement and was accused of sexual harassment.
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