ISLAMABAD: Micro-blogging website Twitter has sent a notice to President Arif Alvi over his tweet highlighting grave human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir.
Twitter has sent a ‘notice’ to President Arif Alvi regarding his tweet on Kashmir situation.
“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,” Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said bashing the social media platform. She also shared the image of Twitter email received by the president’s personal account.
The president had on August 24 shared a video of VoA which showed protests and curfew in the occupied Kashmir. He had written that the world should know that Kashmir had been violated by Indian bullets and boots. “They have raped and plundered a beautiful land and their people. Freedom is their cry from every tear shed and every drop of blood spilled,” he had written.
Many other people have also complained in last few days that their accounts were suspended for raising voice on the issue of Kashmir.
On August 25, Minister for Communications Murad Saeed had said that Twitter had sent him a notice for “violating Indian laws”.
More than 200 Pakistani Twitter accounts have been suspended for speaking on highlighting plights of Kashmiris.
Director General (DG) Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor a week ago said that the relevant authorities had taken up the matter of suspension of accounts, for highlighting grave human rights violations in Kashmir, with Twitter and Facebook.
“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,” Asif Ghafoor had said in a tweet.
It is also worth mentioning that Dialogue Pakistan had itself tested a report that Facebook was sending warning on uploading Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhani Wani’s picture and it turned out to be true.