Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account got ban
Twitter is anti-national, anti-Prime Minister Narendra Modi and anti-Hindu, asserts singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, whose account on the social media platform was suspended over his offensive and sexist posts. He feels with the ban, Twitter is suppressing the “voice of the nation”.
Abhijeet is angry.”Twitter is a platform for anti-nationals, anti-Indian Army, anti-Modi, anti-Hindu and for terrorist supporters. I would say all are Naxals, they should be punished severely. It’s jihadi Twitter,” Abhijeet told IANS in a WhatsApp conversation from Interlaken in Switzerland.
“We are not only singers… We are the voice of our nation and come out openly against anti-nationals. So, Twitter is trying to shut our voice,” he declared. Abhijeet had retweeted a post by Rashid in which she claimed that BJP is running a sex racket, and posted some highly offensive comments at her.
In another tweet, he insulted a woman Twitter user when she called him out for his tweets. Abhijeet told IANS: “All Arundhati and JNU group (are) behind this (suspension and deletion), after Paresh Rawal and me tweeted against Arundhati for her anti-India stand.” Veteran actor and BJP parliamentarian Paresh Rawal has also attracted a lot of flak on Twitter for saying the Indian Army should “tie” author-activist Arundhati Roy to an army jeep instead of tying a “stone pelter”.
Rawal’s tweet came following Pakistani media reports that Roy had said that the “Indian aggression in Kashmir was shameful” and that New Delhi’s “oppression cannot subdue the Kashmiri struggle”. However, the news could not be verified and was reported to be a “fake news”, driving Rawal to delete his tweet on Wednesday.