Anurag Kashyap enjoys a huge fan base but that has not deterred people from harassing his daughter Aaliyah Kashyap. An active social media user, Aaliyah, previously spoke about receiving rape and death threats after posting lingerie photos on Instagram. Now, in a post on the photo-sharing app, Aaliyah revealed that people sent her degrading and disgusting comments for a photo in lingerie. She said she was frightened to an extent that she considered deleting her social media profile.
"The past few weeks have been really hard on my mental health. Ever since I posted a photo of me in lingerie, I have been getting the most vile, degrading and disgusting comments. I have never felt more frightened than I have in the past few weeks to the point where I considered deleting my Instagram. I have tried to ignore the harassment and shrug it off but the truth is that we need to speak about it because these kinds of comments contribute to the rape culture that affects all women in India (and the rest of the world) in one way or the other," Aaliyah wrote in her note.
Talkign about the 'rape culture' in India and across the world, Aaliyah made a shocking revelation that she was sexually assaulted by a middle-aged man when she was still a minor. "We seem to be a country that will hold candle marches for a woman after she’s been sexually assaulted but won’t protect a woman while she is alive. And the truth is women in India grow up being sexualized their whole lives. I have grown up with these kinds of comments to the point where it culminated into me being sexually assaulted as a minor by a middle-aged man. The double standard is that many of the people who have harassed me, along with many other woman, are hypocrites. They love to pretend that they're on a moral high ground but in reality, they are the ones promoting the rape culture that exists," Aaliyah added.
She ended her note by saying, "They are the same men that are fine with following me and consuming content I post, yet choose to harass me. If you truly disagree with what I post, then you are free to unfollow me. Nothing I do or post is an invitation for sexual assault. Nothing any woman does, ever can be. This is my body, my life, and I choose what I want to do with it."
Aaliyah's father Anurag is yet to react to this.