India  

'Kind of censorship': CPI(M)'s Md Salim over Twitter blocking 250 accounts on govt direction

Video Credit: ANI - Duration: 02:14s - Published
'Kind of censorship': CPI(M)'s Md Salim over Twitter blocking 250 accounts on govt direction

'Kind of censorship': CPI(M)'s Md Salim over Twitter blocking 250 accounts on govt direction

Twitter India on February 01 blocked around 250 accounts on its platform on the request of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Speaking on the matter, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Md Salim, whose Twitter account wad also blocked, said, "Twitter informs instantly when an account is suspended and reason behind it but I received an email after 2 hours.

What happened today was unprecedented.

Several Twitter handles have been withheld, citing directions from some GoI authorised agency." "Whoever is speaking in favour of repealing farm laws, their Twitter accounts have been withheld via the back door.

This is a kind of censorship," he added.


You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Communist Party of India (Marxist) Communist Party of India (Marxist) Political party in India

Farmers in Singur find themselves in Catch-22 situation [Video]

Farmers in Singur find themselves in Catch-22 situation

Singur, once the hotbed of political dynamics in West Bengal now bears the melancholy of farmers who ended up being in a Catch-22 situation. Even after getting back their land after Tata Motors' exit, Singur farmers stand clueless as land is turning barren. They are looking forward to getting a solution between industry and agriculture. Even after a decade has passed since the project was suspended, leaving 997.11 acres barren in Singur, the area is still known as 'Tata Nano factory'. It consists of three panchayats namely Kejidi, Gopalnogor and Beraberi. Now farmers carry out potato farming in some portions of this land in small quantity. The protest commenced due to forced land acquisition by the then Left Front government for building Tata Motors car industry. The stir of 2006 in Singur soon turned into a historic anti-land acquisition movement by the farmers that received foremost support from Trinamool Congress and later by other political parties and intellectuals crossing state as well as international borders. The movement ended in 2011. Singur anti-land acquisition movement is one of two major movements that propelled Mamata Banerjee-led TMC to dethrone the 34 years old mighty Left Front rule from Bengal. The other movement that was instrumental to pave the way for the TMC government was the 2007 Nandigram agitation. The snatched land was given back to the farmers legally in 2016 after Supreme Court's verdict. However, the major concern of farmers now remains how to make the land cultivable. Probir Patro, one of the many whose land was snatched during the agitation received it back after SC's order in 2016, however, he is in a 'Catch 22' situation now. Despite having their own land the farmers cultivate on other's land for livelihood. Along with this another section of farmers coexist in Singur who calls themselves 'farmers of yesteryears' and currently have settled for other means of livelihood, through which they somehow manage to earn their day-to-day meal. Against the two heavyweights, CPI(M) has fielded 28-year-old Srijan Bhattacharya as its candidate from Singur. The candidates here have vowed for industrialisation, development as well as agriculture while addressing their public meetings.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 02:52Published
Bengal: TMC leader allegedly attacked by BJP 'goons', suffers head injuries [Video]

Bengal: TMC leader allegedly attacked by BJP 'goons', suffers head injuries

A TMC candidate from West Bengal's Cooch Behar was allegedly attacked by BJP workers. The incident took place on Thursday while he was returning from an election campaign, Girindra Nath Barma, TMC candidate from Mathabhanga seat, sustained head injuries. TMC workers protested in front of SDO office and demanded EC's action against it. TMC took to twitter and lashed out at BJP over the incident. Polling for Mathabhanga will be held on Saturday in the fourth phase of elections. BJP has fielded Sushil Barman against TMC's Barman and CPIM's Ashok Barman. The eight-phase polling in West Bengal will conclude on April 29, results on May 2.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 03:03Published
Kerala polls: LDF supporter arrives at polling booth with CPI (M) logo shaved on head [Video]

Kerala polls: LDF supporter arrives at polling booth with CPI (M) logo shaved on head

An LDF supporter arrived at a polling booth in Pinarayi in Kannur to cast his vote. He donned red hoodies and red colour traditional dhoti. He shaved CPI (M) party logo on his head. Total of 2.74 crore voters are exercising their franchise to decide fate of 957 candidates. Kerala votes in a single-phase today with results scheduled to be announced on May 02.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:13Published
WB polls: CPI(M) workers allegedly stopped by TMC on way to cast vote, burn tyres to protest [Video]

WB polls: CPI(M) workers allegedly stopped by TMC on way to cast vote, burn tyres to protest

Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers agitated at Ghatal during 2nd phase of West Bengal Assembly elections on April 01. They alleged that they were being stopped by TMC workers as they were on their way to cast their vote. Later, the security forces reached the spot and removed the road blockade. The eight-phase West Bengal polls will conclude on April 29.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:07Published

Information technology Computer-based technology

Centre announces new rules for social media platforms to curb misuse [Video]

Centre announces new rules for social media platforms to curb misuse

The central government on February 25 announced new rules to"curb the misuse of social media". Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, said that social media platforms will be required to disclose the originator of mischievous post or tweet upon being asked either by a court order or a government authority. Other important rules include the establishment of a grievance redressal mechanism by respective social media platforms to resolve issues faced by their users such as harassment, posting of obscene pictures and videos. "This should be only in relation to sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the state, public order, relations with foreign states, or rape, sexually explicit content etc," Prasad further explained.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 04:49Published

Related videos from verified sources

Twitter vs India thaw | Twitter blocks 97% flagged accounts | Oneindia News [Video]

Twitter vs India thaw | Twitter blocks 97% flagged accounts | Oneindia News

During a meeting with the Centre, Twitter said that it had banned 97% of the accounts flagged by the Indian govt for spreading propaganda on farmers protests, and it was in the process of verifying the..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:03Published
100 Twitter accounts blocked, some linked to farmers protest | Oneindia News [Video]

100 Twitter accounts blocked, some linked to farmers protest | Oneindia News

INDIA'S HEALTH BUDGET BOOSTED BY 137%; PM MODI: SPECIAL FOCUS ON BOOSTING AGRICULTURE; TWITTER WITHOLDS MULTIPLE A/Cs ON DIRECTION FROM IT MINISTRY; CONGRESS ON BUDGET: LET DOWN LIKE NEVER BEFORE;..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:21Published