CJP Impact: Twitter suspends Deepak Sharma’s main account CJP was one of the first to flag the serial hate offender's profile to NHRC in 2018

09, Mar 2022 | CJP Team

“Today my twitter account @TheDeepak2020 was suspended because of mass reporting, help me reach my voice to the twitter Ceo” serial hate offender Deepak Sharma’s  ‘plea’ is most unlike any video he has made before. Usually he is uncouth, and is targeting minorities, mostly Muslims, often threatening them. Now that his main Twitter account @TheDeepak2020 was suspended, he is playing the victim card saying that his right wing voice is being subdued.

He of course could not resist targeting a Muslim voice here too, saying that his own right wing handle was suspended due to different ideologies. Sharma of course has multiple handles and this ‘complaint’ was posted one of them

 

Deepak Sharma continues to have a Facebook account with thousands of followers despite his bias and prejudicial statements, and provocative posts without any checks for facts or even sensitivity. He has called for beheading non-believers and wishes for more Godhra like incidents. His profile is a landmine of abusive and hateful posts and is constantly seen openly supporting and being supported by BJP politicians, including Telangana’s T Raja. 

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Sharma has a history of hate speech and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) was one of the first to  flag his profile to National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on December 27, 2018.  The CJP had detailed how Facebook helped news and media channels to team up with such offenders to share and transmit discriminatory content. The Hathras reportage by Deepak Sharma on Facebook is anti-victim and baseless which is now backed by proof, now that the CBI has filed a charge sheet against the four accused persons for gangrape and murder of the 19-year-old Dalit girl. A detailed report may be read here.

Hate speech maker Deepak Sharma, who claims to be a journalist, “FreeLance Reporter !! Interior Designer By Profession”, and a self proclaimed Hindutva ‘leader’ was last in the news in January 2021, when he “demanded” an “anti-blasphemy” law. Sharma was “upset” by the makers of web series Tandav, and threatened them with a literal Tandav or “dance of destruction” by devotees of Shiva. He claimed it had hurt religious sentiments and threatened, “अगर भोले के भक्त “तांडव” पे उतरे तो वो तांडव तुमसे झेला न जाएगा – जिहादियों सहमत – RT.” This translates into, “If devotees of Shiva start dancing the Tandav, or the dance of destruction, you jihadis (he means Muslims) will not be able to bear it.” This open threat got a massive response from communal hate spreades, hundreds of whom asked for the murder of Muslims, who they abuse as ‘jihadis’. 

Deepak Sharma calls himself a “Nationalist !! Son Of Bharat Mata !! Political Thinker” and is a “founder” of an organisation named Rashtriya Swabhiman Dal (RSD). When state assembly elections were announced , he tried to get popular, claiming to protect the interests of “Hindu dharma and the nation.” However, online, his job is to be a full time hate monger who joined Twitter only in February 2020 and quickly got a massive following, like the rest of the twitter troll army leaders. He remains a popular face in the right-wing social media circuits and is based in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh according to the Police but maintains that he hails from Jaipur to allegedly mislead the police and public. 

Sharma’s last big rant as wannabe Hindutva hero was about the Uttar Pradesh elections, where on Facebook he was targeting all those who are in the Opposition. “I am a brahmin and I support bhagwa and bhagwa dhari (saffron and those who wear saffron clothes,” he says, and goes on to share what he believes are ‘Hindutva facts’, like how Hindi and hindi kingdom ranged from kashmir to kanyakumari etc. In this video he canvases for the BJP government, and praising ‘encounters’ he claims have been ordered by “Maharaj yogi Adityanath”. He claimed “I will do a freelance campaign everyday,” for “bulldozer baba” as he fondly refers to Adityanath adding “his chest too is 56 inches.”  

In 2018, CJP’s Hate Watch team analysed his acts of disruption and his hate speeches in Uttar Pradesh to expose his many avatars. Even back then, he had as much hate for Muslims as he does now. He has tried to offer Hindu prayers at Taj Mahal, verbally abused Muslims in his video rants, and tried his hand at poetry seeking “another Godhra”. Watch his past report card here which exposes how the mother of Shivam Vashisht, one of his associates who was killed in an accident, sees Sharma. “He is a traitor, he made money in my son’s name after his death… I didn’t know he was such a low life,” she says. 

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