New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, popular YouTuber couple Anurag Goswami and Karolina Goswami, known for their channel ‘India in Details’, have accused fellow YouTuber Dhruv Rathee of being involved in orchestrating physical attacks against them in Europe. According to the couple, they were subjected to violent attacks in both Berlin and Paris, allegedly carried out by individuals they claim are “radicalised supporters” of Dhruv Rathee.
The allegations stem from the couple’s assertion that they faced these attacks due to their act of fact-checking one of Dhruv Rathee’s videos. In a video released on their own YouTube channel, Anurag and Karolina Goswami detailed the assaults they experienced in Europe.
Request for government intervention
Anurag Goswami expressed his hope and expectation that the Indian government will take action to ensure their safety. He stated, “Dhruv Rathee’s radicalised supporters have targeted us in Europe. We have faced two attacks – one in France and the other one in Germany. I hope and expect that the government of India will do something to protect us from this; we have already visited two police stations in Europe.”
Decision to go public
Karolina Goswami, originally of Polish origin, highlighted the seriousness of their situation. She stated, “After a lot of discussion and careful thinking, we have decided to make this public. Yes, I want the YouTube community to see the terror that we face and how it happened.”
Anurag Goswami recounted their traumatic experiences in a video, detailing how they were allegedly targeted by supporters of Dhruv Rathee who rallied behind slogans in favor of the YouTuber when confronted.
Evidence of attacks
The video they released contains photographs showing the aftermath of the attacks, including their damaged car with shattered windows and glass strewn around.
Police complaints filed
The couple disclosed that they have taken legal action and registered complaints with local law enforcement in Europe following the two separate attacks in different European cities.
Background: Previous allegations
This isn’t the first instance where the Goswamis have accused Dhruv Rathee and his followers. Karolina had previously claimed that supporters of Dhruv Rathee had subjected her to online harassment and abuse after she released a video challenging Rathee’s claims in his video regarding the ‘World Happiness Index 2021’.
Controversial YouTuber feuds
These recent allegations have further heightened tensions within the YouTube community, emphasizing the complexities and potential consequences of disputes among content creators. As the story continues to unfold, many are closely watching for updates and developments.