“We will dig your grave right here… in land of Jammu and Kashmir,” chanted a mob of 20-25 men gathered outside lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat’s house in Jammu late night on 20 October, forcing her to call the police.
Speaking to The Quint, the lawyer said that the mob was openly issuing death threats, even after the police arrived to clear them.
The incident happened a day after the lawyer posted a cartoon on Twitter, which was criticised on social media as “anti-Hindu.” The cartoon juxtaposes an image of a man bowing down before a female deity during Navratri against an image of a man as a perpetrator of crimes against women on other days.
No arrest has been made in connection with the case yet, said Rajawat, adding that she will be filing a complaint with the Inspector General of Police of the Jammu Zone.
The lawyer rose to fame in January 2018 after she decided to represent the family of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Kathua district. However, in November 2018, the family had removed Rajawat as their lawyer.