VHP leader demands action against Twitter for ‘insulting’ post on Hindu Devi

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

September 5, 2020 12:03:35 p.m.


Iranian-Canadian author Armin Nawabi. (Twitter / @ArminNawabi)

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) spokesperson Vinod Bansal had earlier this month lodged a complaint with the Delhi and Mumbai police against Twitter India for allegedly making derogatory remarks about a Hindu goddess by Iranian-Canadian writer Armin Nawabi.

In his complaint, Bansal slammed the social media platform officials for not allowing them to hold office and not taking action against the concerned account holder. In his tweet, he called on External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar tagged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with a copy of the complaint.

“We urge the Twitter India authorities to approve such posts and not to take action against such account holders. At the same time, Twitter should have a policy of filtering messages that are against a territory and a state, ”the complaint said.

The VHP leader alleged that the Nawab’s post was intended to provoke and inflame Hindus, disrupt peace and harmony and create unrest in the society.

“The picture he has published is published on Twitter, a social media platform, and therefore Twitter officials are equally responsible for the punishment of the above provisions,” he wrote in the complaint.

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