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Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account temporarily suspended, due process being followed for its restoration: Cong

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 7

The Congress said on Saturday that the Twitter account of party leader Rahul Gandhi has been temporarily suspended and locked and the process to restore it was underway.

“The account has been temporarily locked,” said Congress after Twitter deleted a post by Gandhi where he had posted pictures of the family of a minor who was allegedly raped and murdered in Delhi on Sunday.

Twitter acted on the complaint of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights which cited the violation of the Juvenile Justice Act and the NCPCR Act to ask Twitter to delete Gandhi’s tweet for revealing the identity of the victim.

This comes a day after Twitter removed a controversial post of Gandhi with a picture of him meeting the family of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who died here following an alleged sexual assault. A message from Twitter read that the tweet had violated its rules.

“Shri @RahulGandhi’s Twitter account has been temporarily suspended amp; due process is being followed for its restoration,” the Congress tweeted from its official Twitter handle.

“Until then, he will stay connected with you all through his other SM platforms amp; continue to raise his voice for our people amp; fight for their cause. Jai Hind!” the party said.

Posting a picture of his meeting with the girl’s family on Wednesday, Gandhi had tweeted in Hindi: “Parents’ tears are saying only one thing—their daughter, the daughter of this country, deserves justice. And I am with them on this path to justice.”

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had asked the Delhi Police and Twitter on Wednesday to take action over Gandhi posting the photo of the girl’s family on the microblogging website, saying it violates the Juvenile Justice Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Gandhi met the girl’s family members on Wednesday and asserted that he is with them on the path to justice and “will not back down even an inch”. — With PTI

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