Congress Accuses Twitter Of Violating Freedom Of Expression


'Double Standards': Congress Accuses Twitter Of Violating Freedom Of Expression

Rahul Gandhi’s picture with the mother and father of a 9-year-old rape sufferer was taken down by Twitter. (File)

New Delhi:

After Rahul Gandhi’s account was quickly suspended and a tweet deleted, the Congress on Monday accused Twitter of adopting “double standards” and violating the liberty of expression “under the diktat of the Modi Government”.

The motion by Twitter was condemned at a gathering of social gathering normal secretaries on Sunday night, the place the leaders determined to take up this matter in any respect ranges.

Congress normal secretary, Organisation, Ok C Venugopal mentioned the problem of non permanent suspension of Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was mentioned on the assembly of normal secretaries, in-charges and PCC presidents.

The social gathering additionally claimed that the Twitter deal with of INC-TV was additionally suspended this morning.

“The atrocious stance is nothing but another instance of anti-SC and anti-women mindset and inherent prejudice of the Modi Government as also a violation of freedom of expression by the Twitter India under the diktat of Modi Government. All present universally condemned this prejudicial mindset of BJP and decided to take up this matter at all levels,” he mentioned in an announcement later.

The opposition social gathering had on Sunday alleged that Twitter acted in haste resulting from “pressure” from the Indian authorities and was “selective” in eradicating Rahul Gandhi’s tweet and “suspending” his account for placing up footage of the nine-year-old Dalit rape sufferer’s household after he met them in Delhi as no motion was taken towards another handles which carried the same footage.

“The double standard of Twitter is too obvious as statutory commissions, BJP leaders and those holding statutory offices had put up similar pictures on Twitter on 2nd and 3rd August, two days before Rahulji’s visit,” Mr Venugopal mentioned on Monday.

The Congress chief mentioned it was resolved that we’ll proceed the battle undeterred till securing justice for the household.

“Instead of curtailing atrocities against Dalits across the country, the prime minister and the government are up to suppress the voice of leaders like Rahul Gandhi who are in the forefront to fight for justice,” he mentioned.

The Indian Youth Congress additionally staged a protest within the nationwide capital towards Twitter India for blocking Rahul Gandhi’s account.

“The double standards of Twitter India continue. Even as accounts raising a voice for justice continue getting blocked, Twitter handles related to the govt like @NCSC_GoI & @anjubalabjp face no action for posting the same images,” the Congress mentioned on its official Twitter deal with.

Remember, reality and justice at all times prevail,” the party said while showing a picture of the blocked account of INC-TV.

“To Twitter India, we are saying, ”Daro Mat”,” the Congress tweeted on Sunday with an image alleging that the PM Modi government is “intimidating” Twitter to lock Rahul Gandhi’s account “for demanding justice for Delhi rape sufferer”.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)


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