New Delhi: Days after the Twitter account of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was “temporarily suspended”, the micro-blogging site blocked the official handle of Congress.
The party said that its official Twitter handle had been blocked by the site for “violation of rules”. Reacting sharply, AICC social media head Rohan Gupta said that the party would not be pressurized by Twitter or government. “Nothing will stop us from fighting for justice…” Congress said.
Gupta has claimed that 5,000 accounts of party leaders and workers across the country have been blocked.
Last week, Rahul Gandhi had visited the family of a nine-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and killed in Delhi. He had later posted the photo on Twitter. The NCPCR had raised strong objection to it, saying that the faces of the parents could be seen and could thus reveal the identity of the victim, which is not permissible.
It had sought action against Rahul under the Juvenile Justice Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
Subsequently, Twitter had suspended Rahul Gandhi’s handle.
On Thursday, the Youth Congress said in a tweet in Hindi, “All Opposition parties are united against the attack by BJP on democracy and our freedom of expression.”
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