Twitter withholds columnist's account on govt's request
June 24, 2022  18:47
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Twitter has withheld the account of CJ Werleman, a columnist who writes on Islamophobia and issues such as conflict and terrorism, at the request of the ministry of information and broadcasting.  

"@cjwerleman's account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand," read a message on the columnist's Twitter handle.

An official said the account has been withheld following a request from the ministry of information and broadcasting for comments spreading "anti-India propaganda".

Werleman said his account has been withheld in India because of demands made by the "far-right, Hindu fascist regime of Narendra Modi".

The Kalinga Rights Forum, which describes itself as a legal activism group for national interest, claimed that the Centre had acted on its complaints against Werleman's "anti-India propaganda".  -- PTI
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