Complaint against Twitter MD for spreading ‘communal hatred’ | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: A complaint has been filed before the Delhi police cyber cell against Twitter India’s managing director, Manish Maheswari, and a non-profit organisation for allegedly spreading communal hatred.
The complaint, filed by advocate Aditya Singh Deshwal and addressed to DCP, cyber cell of the Delhi police, sought registration of an FIR against Twitter Communications India Prviate Ltd, Manish Maheshwari, MD, Twitter India, Shagufta Kamran, public policy manager of Twitter India, as well as Armin Navabi and Susanna Macintrye, the founder and CEO respectively of Republic Atheist.
The advocate cited a picture of Goddess Kali shared by the handle Atheist Republic and said that the content posted by the Twitter user was not only abusive but has been posted for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred and ill will in society.
“It would also be not out of place to mention here that these twitter posts have been put by the said user deliberately, to outrage the religi-ous feelings of Hindus, to insult our religious beliefs,” the advocate said.
In his complaint, the advocate said, “Twitter, which is a microblogging website/platform, in connivance with Armin Navab and Atheist Republic, has been showing this blasphemous content from July 2011. The user profile of Atheist Republic is full of such blasphemous content about Hindu religion and other religions.”
“Twitter on the other hand, as a Significant Social Media Intermediary (SSMN), has taken no steps to remove such content, but in a blatant violation of Indian laws has been acting as an accomplice to the crime and showing such blasphemous and insulting content,” the complaint said.
The advocate said that Twitter through its platform has been deliberately promoting hate speech about Hindu religion, which is a violation of provisions of the Indian Penal Code.
In his complaint, Deshwal added that Manish Maheshwari, Twitter India’s MD, and Shagufta Kamran, Twitter India’s public policy manager, have deliberately taken no action to remove such objectionable content from their platform even after one month has passed, with the intention of promoting communal hatred and disturb-ing the social tranquillity in the country. The advocate has requested to immediately register FIR against all the accused persons named in his complaint and urged Delhi police to arrest them to prevent further commission of the offence.





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