Micro-blogging site again bans the accounts tweeting in favor of Kashmir

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  • Twitter yet again bans many of the accounts that raised concerns over Indian atrocities in IOK.
  • The suspension, reportedly, occurred after PM Imran Khan’s speech at UNGA that he delivered this Friday.
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Photo courtesy Dawn.

The microblogging site is once again the part of discussion out of its biases. Twitter is said to have suspended hundreds of Pakistani twitter accounts after these accounts were found expressing concerns for what currently is happening in the Occupied Kashmir.

The suspension, reportedly, occurred after PM Imran Khan’s speech at UNGA that he delivered this Friday and mentioned the high handedness of Narendra Modi in Kashmir. He also informed the international forum that Prime Minister Modi is the lifetime member of fascist RSS which is a proscribed Hindu organization, adding that the extremist ideology drove Mr. Modi to carry out the Gujrat massacre.

In Gujrat, some 2,000 people were killed in the worst riots in 2002 by the time Mr. Modi was the chief minister. The riots mainly revolved around Hindu-Muslim controversy and the Indian premier is often regarded as the butcher of Gujrat in the backdrop of the event.

Following Khan’s speech at the UN, the users took to microblogging site and tweeted in support of their leader by using the hashtag “Voice of Kashmir,” which turned out into a global trend for quite some time.

In his latest address at the UN, PM Khan warned of the blood bath that can happen in the Kashmir once the restrictions are relaxed. Khan also raised concerns that ongoing atrocities in Kashmir would only radicalize the people and another event like that of Pulwama attack can happen again. He also warned that if the war was imposed against Pakistan then the country is supposed to fight till the end.

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A number of Twitter users also tagged CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey accusing the microblogging site of suppressing the voices raised against the ongoing human rights violations in Kashmir. People also demanded immediate recovery of the accounts suspended so far.

Suspension of hundreds of accounts tweeting in support of Kashmir has also been the matter in the recent past when the Indian Government revoked the territory’s autonomous status that was constitutionally granted to the region and imposed curfew-like restrictions in the valley. At that time some 200 accounts faced suspension by Twitter for apparently tweeting in support of Kashmir.

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