Twitter withholds columnist's account on govt's requestJune 24, 2022 18:47
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