Soon after the harrowing experience of two Mumbai girls who expressed their opinion on Mumbai bandh on Facebook came to light, young poet Meena Kandasamy wrote on Twitter: "Indian police can convert nation into an open prison bcoz lots of us hate a man who adored Hitler #Arrest Me." Following this tweet, Meena posted several thoughts, venting her anger on the system. The last in the series of tweets said she felt sorry for the Indian tricolour.
Meena was one among thousands of angry youngsters who were seen waging a war for freedom of speech on the internet on Tuesday. If Shaheen Dhada was arrested for criticizing the bandh observed in Mumbai following the death of Bal Thackeray, several active users of social networking sites in Kerala committed graver crimes by the scale of Mumbai police. Comments cheering the death of Thackeray and portraying him as a merchant of hatred are still being shared actively by Malayali youth.