ISLAMABAD: “Twitter” the Social networking website has dismissed the request seeking suspension of President Arif Alvi’s Twitter account after his tweet on Occupied Kashmir situation on Monday.
President Alvi has lately been very vocal about Indian atrocities in Kashmir on Twitter, openly condemning the chaos in the region under the Indian government.
This headed to a number of internet users registering a complaint against President Alvi’s account, seeking its pause, which has been denied by Twitter.
A message to the president by the Twitter team discloses how inquiries were carried out pertaining to his activities on Twitter. Though, there was no offensive content found, the email added.
Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari turned to Twitter on Monday to share the image of Twitter email regarding the president’s personal account.
Twitter has really gone too far in becoming mouthpiece of the Rogue Modi govt! They sent a notice to our President! In bad taste and simply ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/9jxhmVKaL9
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) August 26, 2019
On August — 24 President Alvi had tweeted a foreign media video showing the latest situation in the occupied territory.
This is Srinagar yesterday despite curfews, bans, blackouts, teargas & firing. No amount of oppression & brutality can suppress the resentment of the Kashmiris against India. They want freedom at all costs. Please retweet and let the world know. pic.twitter.com/2OqueQmJpY
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) August 24, 2019
On Sunday Minister for Communication Murad Saeed said that he has also received a notice from the micro-blogging site that one of his tweets has violated Indian laws.
Deploy armies, put barricades, suspend media, impose curfew, bare people from going IOK. We can’t be silenced India, you will still be exposed. You will still be exposed.#KashmirGenocideByModi #KashmirWantsFreedom pic.twitter.com/1tCLbUaCGh
— Murad Saeed (@MuradSaeedPTI) August 24, 2019
Scores of Pakistani social media users have complained in the past few days that their accounts were suspended when they spoke in favour of Kashmiris or highlighted Indian human rights abuses.
Twitter has reportedly suspended 200 Pakistani accounts commenting on Kashmir situation.
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor Director General (DG) Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) last week said the authorities had taken up with Twitter and Facebook the suspected suspension of Pakistani social media accounts posting in support of Kashmir.
“Pakistan authorities have taken up the case with Twitter and Facebook against suspending Pakistani accounts for posting in support of Kashmir. Indian staff at their regional headquarters is the reason,” he said in a tweet.