Amid the ‘Toolkit’ controversy surrounding the continued farmers’ protest, the central authorities has directed the microblogging platform Twitter to remove 1,178 Pakistani-Khalistani accounts spreading misinformation and provocative content material on farmers agitation, sources stated.
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According to sources, Twitter is but to utterly adjust to orders.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday had stated that there was a cause why Ministry of External Affairs reacted to the remarks of some celebrities in relation to protest by farmer unions and famous that they spoke ‘on issues on which they clearly did not know very a lot’.
The minister advised ANI that ‘toolkit’ case, which is being probed by police, has revealed so much.
“I believe it has revealed so much. We have to wait and see what comes out. You can see there was a cause why the overseas ministry reacted to the statements which some celebrities gave out on issues on which they clearly did not know very a lot,” Jaishankar stated.
The MEA had stated in a press release earlier this week that protests by farmers towards new farm legal guidelines have to be seen within the context of India’s democratic ethos and polity, and the efforts of the federal government and the involved farmer teams to resolve the deadlock.
“Before dashing to touch upon such issues, we might urge that the information be ascertained, and a correct understanding of the problems at hand be undertaken.
“The temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags and feedback, particularly when resorted to by celebrities and others, is neither correct nor accountable,” the ministry had stated.
Delhi Police on Friday wrote a letter to Google in search of registration particulars and exercise log of the account by way of which a ‘toolkit’ associated to the farmers’ protest was created and uploaded on the social media platform.
Two e-mail IDs, one Instagram account and one Unifrom Resource Locator (URL) had been talked about within the toolkit and police has requested for particulars from the respective platforms.
The police had registered an FIR towards unnamed individuals in reference to the creators of the ‘toolkit’.
Swedish local weather activist Greta Thunberg had final week posted the ‘toolkit’ in a tweet which she later deleted.
She had additionally prolonged assist to protest by farmer unions on the borders of Delhi towards the brand new farm legal guidelines.