Pakistan to take up the issue of Twitter banning Pro Kashmir accounts with Twitter USA
After India revoked Article 370 and 35A, stripped Kashmiris of their rights and autonomy, there has been a huge outcry on all the forums nationally, globally and in cyberspace as well. But the so called Indian democracy and her fascist government is hellbent on not only silencing the Kashmiris by cutting all forms of their communications, but the world outside its tyrannical reach too.
Twitter is an example how India the so called largest democracy and preacher of Free Speech (only when it serves her) is trying to shut the people’s mouth from unveiling its fascist activities in the occupied Kashmir.
Indian Ministry of Home Affairs wrote to the social media site Twitter to suspend many Kashmiri and Pakistani profiles for spreading ‘false rumors’. The accounts have been vocal in advocating Kashmir rights and condemning Indian forces’ atrocities in Kashmir.
Twitter suspends account of prominent anchor Imran Khan for responding to Indians on Kahsmir! @Twitter has a strange policy here! Kashmiris are not humans in their eyes?
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) August 14, 2019
Ask me Adeel, they (@Twitter) haven't been responding to Pakistan Polio Programme's requests pertaining to propaganda that is causing serious damage to our future generations. I have also spoken to high ranking Government officials & Twitter's bias is beyond understanding. https://t.co/bdJZjAfncY
— Babar Atta (@babarbinatta) August 14, 2019
— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) August 17, 2019
Now in a splendid move, Pakistan has decided not to stay quiet on this matter.
The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Digital Media Dr. Arslan Khalid has tweeted that Pakistan is not going to be mum about ‘The biased behavior of Twitter over Kashmir’ dubbing its conduct to be ‘ridiculous’. He added that the response from local regional representative of Twitter hasn’t been encouraging, so Pakistan is taking the matter up with Twitter authorities in US to officially notify and protest this utter violation of the right to Free Speech by Kashmiris as well as Pakistanis.
The biased behavior of @Twitter over Kashmir is ridiculous.The response by regional rep is not encouraging so in the lead of Chairman NITB @ShabahatAShah, issue will now b raised with Twitter US. Please mention accs handles tht r suspended in last 7 days for tweeting on Kashmir
— Dr Arslan Khalid (@arslankhalid_m) August 17, 2019
It is very shameful how a Social Media platform designed specially for free and global communication and giving voice to the voiceless is itself curbing the rights of Kashmiris to speak and be heard. Twitter must answer how and on what bases the voices of Kashmiri fighting for their internationally recognized right to self determination can be choked.
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