A Twitter user named Madhur has claimed that he was attacked and threatened by some unidentified men at a traffic signal in Delhi on Wednesday.

Following the tweet, Wise Indian Tongue Team got in touch with Madhur, he said that he was driving through Daryaganj area of Old Delhi in his car which had a “Modi Once More” sticker on it. As he stopped at the Daryaganj traffic light that had turned red, around 3-4 people came and tried opening the door of the car to get Madhur out of the car, when the door didn’t open they started banging the widows of his car and hurled abuses.

These people threatened him saying, “Congress ko ane do **, phir batayenge tum logo ko” in Hindi, which means “let Congress come to power, we will teach you folks a lesson”.

At that moment Madhur was sure that it would be better to rush and escape to stop damage to him and his car. He feared that had he protested their behaviour, the men could have vandalised his car or attacked him with knives. Fortunately the signal turned green and Madhur was able to escape without harm.

Madhur said that he could not identify the people and fled the place as soon as the signal turned green as it was a Muslim dominated area. He added, he did not want things to get worse, given how Modi supporters are branded “anti-Muslim”.

“I knew that is a ‘sensitive’ area that’s why I stayed calm and didn’t react or try to record any video of the men”, he said, “It happened in the region where earlier there was a ‘lohe ka pul’. I had stopped at red signal as per traffic rules, and suddenly I heard a bang.”

“I heard them abusing me, they used ugly abuses, and then they abused Modi and his mother”, Madhur said.

“I couldn’t have gone to the local police station and risked being followed and attacked on my way. I’m lucky I could escape on time,” he added.

Madhur shot to fame with his placard #HeToo, that talked about how men too get bullied and exploited on social media, castings, workplaces or just in life. Not all men are rapists. Not all men are looking out to exploit women. Many are loving, caring husbands, fathers and brothers too. It is the men who stand on the borders who protect us and our lives. This #HeToo placard activism gathered momentum amongst masses and he became a household face. Many didnt know his name then but he was recognised on streets with his signature Parshuram style beard and moustache, which he wears with elan and pride till today.

Madhur comes from a middle class family and has no qualms about that label being put on him. He calls himself a nationalist and a proud Indian.

Once he requested people, through placards, to donate money to Kerala flood victims instead of spending those on buying animals to sacrifice them, and he received threats from people ranging from Kerala to Kashmir.

Many have come up and supported Madhur after he was threatened.

Madhur said that he has received a lot of online threats for his placard activism. But he will continue to spread awareness and work for the society.