After a criminal complaint was lodged against the 9 of the 49 signatories who addressed a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on increasing incidents of mob lynching in the country, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap opened up on Twitter on the matter. He alleged that the intellectuals letter is a threat to national integrity and intends to malign Indias image abroad. Ojha said: I have alleged that 49 intellectuals who have written an open letter to the Prime Minister have tried to malign the countrys image abroad. Expressing concern over instances of mob violence against Muslims and Dalits, 49 intellectuals wrote an open letter on July 23 to Prime Minister Modi demanding to ensure exemplary punishment for the perpetrators of such crimes. Signatories to the letter include Shubha Mudgal, actor Konkona Sen Sharma, and filmmakers Shyam Benegal, Anurag Kashyap, and Mani Ratnam, among others.
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