Social Movements and Digital Conflicts
however, belonged to students and youth of urban middle classes attracting great media attention, debates on electronic media, and culminating in candle marches, processions, sit ins (Dharna ), demonstrations. But how did this happen so successfully?
The paper attempts to chronicle the series of events that happened in leading social movements and takes samples of posts and responses on popular mode of social media in India. The data are from media reports and social networking sites. The paper concludes that in most emotional tragedy of Nirbhaya case people on social media and on site launched cohesive collective action forcing the political institutions of the then government to respond quickly and of course they raised their voice in chorus against the corruption but in campus circumstances, social movement was encountered by parallel group formation on the basis of political ideology as also on pro and anti establishment stance. The most expressive was digital conflicts between warring groups. Social media became the main battle ground where abuses were hurled and falsification became the order of the day.