Twitter has been accused of curbing the liberty of expression of True Indology, a Twitter user account known for propagating views about Hindu tradition and well-liked among many supporters of India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party.

An activist within the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh(MP) has referred to as for legal action towards Twitter India's Managing Director Manish Maheshwari over the "arbitrary" suspension of an account popular for propagating views about Hindu culture and traditions.

In keeping with the complaint filed by Shrikant Sharma, Twitter India curbed the liberty of expression of True Indology. The criticism, which has been obtained by the Vidisha Police Station, demanded quick action against Social Media giant Twitter India under sections 295A (deliberate act intended to outrage religious emotions), 500 (defamation), 505 (inciting a group), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

"Twitter can't get away with its unilateral policies in India. The suspended account has been known to spread views about our Hindu culture. How could Twitter suspend it?", asked Sharma during talking to Sputnik.

"The accused was swift and ruthless in suspending the Twitter handle of True Indology after one Roopa Moudgil, IGP Home Secretary, Karnataka, took to social media spewing venom against a particular community for peaceful Diwali celebrations", mentioned the complaint, a copy of which has been granted and accessed by Sputnik. The row that led to the suspension of True Indology's Twitter account was triggered after Moudgil, an official from the state of Karnataka, backed a ban on firecrackers imposed by a number of Indian states in the lead-up to the Hindu festival of Diwali on 14 November 2020.

Moudgil claimed that the enjoyment with firecrackers is not talked about in any of the Hindu scriptures, to a point vociferously debated by True Indology, which argued in any other case.

Following the heated arguments that True Indology got its official Twitter account suspended last Wednesday.

Twitter's Most Recent Apology to Indian Parliament

Twitter has on a number of events found itself in the firing line of Indian social media accounts of users. Last week, BJP parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi, who headed a joint parliamentary panel, was quoted as stating that the California-headquartered firm had tendered a written apology to India for depicting India's Ladakh as part of China.

"Twitter has tendered an apology in an affidavit kind before the parliamentary committee. It has been signed by Damien Kieran, the Chief Privacy Officer of Twitter"
, Lekhi reportedly stated.

Lekhi additionally stated that Twitter had assured her of its "rectifying" the cartographical error by the last week of November.

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