New Delhi: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account has been temporarily suspended, the party said on Saturday, adding that the proper procedures were being followed to have it restored.
“Shri Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account has been temporarily suspended, and the proper procedures are being followed to restore it. Until then, he will stay in touch with you all via his other social media platforms and will continue to speak out for our people and fight for their cause. Happy New Year! “In a tweet, the Congress stated
Twitter, on the other hand, refuted Congress’ claim, stating that it can confirm that the account has not been suspended and is still active. Twitter stated that when any account is suspended.
“The account has been temporarily locked,” the Congress later tweeted.
This comes just a day after Gandhi’s post about meeting the family of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who died as a result of an alleged sexual assault was removed from Twitter. Twitter claimed that the post violated its terms of service.
The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had asked the Delhi Police and Twitter on Wednesday to take action against Gandhi for posting the photo of the girl’s family. It claimed that the post was in violation of the Juvenile Justice Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.
Gandhi tweeted in Hindi on Wednesday, with a picture of his meeting with the girl’s family: “The tears of parents can only mean one thing: their daughter, the daughter of this country, deserves justice. And I’m with them on this quest for justice.”