Pakistan President Arif Alvi, Britain’s Lord Nazir Ahmed were among the top leaders arguing on micro-blogging site Twitter over the situation in Kashmir. Twitter has reportedly suspended 200 Pakistani accounts and sent a notice to President Alvi…. reports Asian Lite News
Pakistan President Arif Alvi was served a notice by Twitter regarding his tweet on the Kashmir situation. Meanwhile, Britain’s Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham sparked a controversy with a Tweet.
The Lord Tweeted: Claims of sorcery, Jadoo , magic, witchcraft, on @BJP4India by opposition Jaitley, Gaur former CM of Madhya Pradesh, Shushma Swaraj , Atal Vajpayee , Manohar Parrikar CM Goa and Arun Jaitley … have all died in the last one year hey
@narendramodi is next
Claims of sorcery, Jadoo , magic, witchcraft, on @BJP4India by opposition Jaitley, Gaur former CM of Madhya Pradesh, Shushma Swaraj , Atal Vajpayee , Manohar Parrikar CM Goa and Arun Jaitley … have all died in the last one year hey @narendramodi is next https://t.co/Kqfco5RXk9
— Lord Nazir Ahmed (@nazir_lord) August 26, 2019
Indian community leaders based in London are planning to complain against the Tweet. They will also formally complain to Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE, the House as Commissioner for Standards. The Lord is already involved in controversies including a sex for favour allegations by Kashmiri women. Lord Nazir, who is on bail in a sexual attack case, is facing the trial on Dec. 2 at Shefffield court and he is denying the charges, urged the British government to change its policy to support Pakistan.
“I would like to report this tweet by Lord Nasir wishing death on the prime minister of India as hate speech. He should be reprimanded,” said Jayesh Patel, an Indian community leader in London. The Twitter was on fire yesterday after the Lord’s controversial tweet.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, challenged the decision of Twitter, and said: “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.”
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 Saturday, Alvi had tweeted a foreign media video showing “the situation” in Kashmir following India’s revocation of its special status.
Mazari shared a screenshot of an email received by Alvi from Twitter, in which the company said it had received a complaint against his account regarding a tweet highlighting India’s “violations in occupied Kashmir”.
Twitter, however, “could not identify any violations of its rules or applicable law,” the company said, adding that it did not take any action accordingly.
Pakistan Minister for Communication Murad Saeed said on Sunday that he had also received a notice from the microblogging site that one of his tweets violated Indian laws, according to the News International.
Scores of Pakistani social media users 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 the Kashmir situation.