Prominent female politician Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, speaks at a protest against India's new citizenship law earlier this month. Photo: AFP

India’s female lawmakers face online abuse, rape and death threats

  • A study by Amnesty International India found that 95 of the country’s female politicians had received nearly 1 million hateful mentions on Twitter
  • It was unclear if online abuse against women politicians was worsening or improving as the research was the first of its kind and scale in the country
Topic |   India
Prominent female politician Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, speaks at a protest against India's new citizenship law earlier this month. Photo: AFP
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