Rahul Gandhi On Rape Threats To Kohli's Daughter: "Dear Virat... "
The Delhi Commission for Women filed a notification to Delhi Police earlier today, requesting "action taken"
After receiving horrible rape threats to his nine-month-old kid because he spoke out in support of teammate Mohammed Shami following India's defeat to Pakistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has tweeted a message of solidarity to Virat Kohli, India's cricket captain.
"Dear Virat, These people are filled with hate because nobody gives them any love. Forgive them. Protect the team," Mr Gandhi tweeted Tuesday evening.
The Delhi Commission for Women filed a letter to Delhi Police earlier today, requesting "action taken" updates on the investigation into Kohli's daughter's stomach-churning and awful threats.
The threats against Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's daughter, according to DCW Chairperson, are "extremely disgraceful," and those who made the threats are being chastised.
"The team has made us proud thousands of times, why this silliness in defeat?"
The DCW has requested information about the investigation and any arrests that may have occurred.
"If no accused has been arrested, please provide the details of steps taken by Delhi Police to arrest the accused," the notice - sent today - directed.
The police have been given until November 8 to submit the needed information.
Last week Kohli issued a powerful statement against religious discrimination.
"Attacking someone over their religion is the most pathetic thing one can do as a human. That is a very sacred and personal thing. People take out their frustration because they have no understanding of what we do," he told reporters before the match against New Zealand.
"We're playing on the field, we're not a bunch of spineless people on social media. This has become a source of entertainment for some people which is very sad. All this drama created on the outside is based on people's frustrations," he said.
"We stand by him 200 per cent. Our brotherhood in the team cannot be shaken."
Mr Gandhi had tweeted in support of Mohammed Shami too, asking the bowler to "forgive them... they are filled with hate".
"Mohammad Shami we are all with you. These people are filled with hate because nobody gives them any love. Forgive them," he tweeted.