Paresh Rawal’s tweet on Arundhati Roy missing


Team Udayavani, May 25, 2017, 9:31 AM IST

Mumbai: The controversial tweet by veteran actor-BJP MP Paresh Rawal on author Arundhati Roy is missing from his Twitter wall. 

Earlier this week, Rawal kicked up a row with remark that author Arundhati Roy should be tied to an army jeep instead of a stone-pelter, a reference to an incident in Kashmir where a protester was used as a shield by security personnel to prevent a mob from attacking them.

“Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy!” he had tweeted. 

The 66-year-old actor-politician, however, told PTI that he has not deleted the post. 

“They (Twitter) said you delete your tweet and we will activate your account. But there is no way I am going to delete the tweet. No, I haven’t deleted the tweet.” 

When asked if his Twitter account is still active, Rawal said, “It’s active, but it’s blocked kind of a thing. The moment I delete the tweet it’ll be active.” 

Rawal claimed that he received an SMS from “somebody, who said Twitter head of India is some guy who doesn’t have any sympathetic view about India. I don’t know whether that is right or wrong.” 

The politician said his is a “chosen case” as a lot of people have posted “abusive” material on Twitter in the past but no action was taken against them. 

The reports of the Rawal having deleted the tweet are doing the rounds with a letter purportedly from him reading: “With this letter, I inform to all my supporters and citizens of this country that I am being coerced to delete something I tweeted on May 21, or else Twitter would block my account.” 

When contacted, Twitter India declined to comment “on individual accounts”. 

“We do not comment on individual accounts but what we can say is that our rules are clear and we enforce them. We want people to feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs but we draw the line when it comes to behaviour that crosses the line into abuse, including behaviour designed to consciously harass, intimidate, or silence another person’s voice.” 

The company said it would not shy away from suspending anyone’s account if they violated their polices. 

“Those that violate our policies may find their account temporarily locked and/or be subject to permanent suspension. We encourage anyone who spots someone engaging in abusive behaviour to report the content in-app or file a report here.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Gujarat: 2 held with 250 gm mephedrone worth Rs 25 lakh

Kerala CM asks TN to draw maximum water from Mullaperiyar dam as rains may intensify

China does not have any right in choosing next Dalai Lama: Head of Tawang monastery

Remove hoardings of PM from petrol pumps, says Goa Cong

Kerala clocks 8,538 new COVID cases, 363 deaths

Congress govt used farmers as vote bank: AAP leader

‘What is this alliance?’: Lalu Prasad Yadav questions Congress’s usefulness as an ally in Bihar

Related Articles More

Was offered loads of money to make ‘Vicky Donor 2’: Shoojit Sircar

Hyderabad Court refuses to speed up Samantha’s defamation case proceedings

Tamil drama ‘Koozhangal’ is India’s official entry for Oscars 2022

Ryan Gosling in negotiations to play Ken in Margot Robbie-led ‘Barbie’ movie

Aditya Chopra announces his Broadway debut with ‘Come…Fall In Love. The DDLJ – Musical’

MUST WATCH

Petrol theft from bike in Dandeli

Crocodile found in Kali River Dandeli

CCTV Footage : Cow theft in car from Sagara city

News Bulletin 24-10-2021

KUMKI LAND LAWS DETAILED EXPLAINATION


Latest Additions

Gujarat: 2 held with 250 gm mephedrone worth Rs 25 lakh

Kerala CM asks TN to draw maximum water from Mullaperiyar dam as rains may intensify

China does not have any right in choosing next Dalai Lama: Head of Tawang monastery

Davanagere: Doctor held for killing wife with high dose of injection; Offering her as human sacrifice

Remove hoardings of PM from petrol pumps, says Goa Cong

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.