Aakar Patel’s Twitter account withheld on ‘legal demand’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Former Amnesty India head Aakar Patel’s Twitter account was “withheld” late on Thursday “in response to a legal demand”.
On Patel’s account, a message reads: “@Aakar__Patel’s account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand.”
Last week, Bengaluru police had registered a complaint against Patel for suggesting that Indians should emulate the ongoing anti-racism protests in the US against the killing of African American man George Floyd by cops. While sharing a video of the protests from Colorado on May 31, Patel wrote, “We need protests like these. From Dalits and Muslims and Adivasis. And the poor. And women. World will notice. Protest is a craft.”
When an account is withheld in a country, internet users from that country cannot view the content posted by that account. Patel’s tweets are visible in other countries.

[Source :Times of India]


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