Twitter sends notice to Pakistan president Arif Alvi over tweet on Kashmir; notice 'in bad taste' says country's human rights minister
Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status
Twitter has sent a notice to Pakistan president Arif Alvi over his tweet on the situation in Kashmir, according to a media report
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said the notice was 'in bad taste and simply ridiculous'
Minister for Communication Murad Saeed said he had also received a notice from the micro-blogging site that one of his tweets has violated Indian laws
Islamabad: Twitter has sent a notice to Pakistan president Arif Alvi over his tweet on the situation in Kashmir, according to a media report.
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari posted the screen shot of a mail received by President Alvi from Twitter authorities and said the notice was "in bad taste and simply ridiculous."
On Monday, Alvi tweeted a video showing a protest rally over the Kashmir issue. On Sunday, Minister for Communication Murad Saeed said he has also received a notice from the micro-blogging site that one of his tweets has violated Indian laws.
Director General (DG), Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor last week said the authorities had taken up with Twitter and Facebook the alleged suspension of Pakistani social media accounts posting in support of Kashmir.
"Pakistan authorities have taken up the case with Twitter and Facebook against suspending Pakistani accounts for posting in support of Kashmir. Indian staff at their regional headquarters is the reason," he said in a tweet.
Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, evoking strong reactions from Pakistan.
India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.
A controversy had erupted over the encounter held on Monday in Srinagar following conflicting claims about the two deceased civilians as their family members contested the police's charge that they were 'terror associates'
From prominent faces like Sushmita Dev and Jitin Prasada jumping ship to a mass exodus in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress party has gone through crisis after crisis this year.
The leaders charged in the letter that the "hostile attitude" of the party leadership compelled them to resign from all party posts and also trained their guns at state unit chief