Islamabad, June 28: India has banned the official Twitter accounts of a number of Pakistani diplomatic missions, journalists and a few outstanding personalities below the’s Data Expertise Act, 2000, the Ministry of Overseas Affairs in Islamabad has claimed.

“Deeply regarding that #India has blocked the stream of data to Indian Twitter by withholding entry to the next official accounts,” Geo Information quoted the Ministry as saying in a tweet on Monday night time, whereas itemizing down the banned accounts.

The banned accounts embody accounts of the Pakistani Embassy in UN, Turkey, Iran and Egypt.

“Diminishing area for plurality of voices & entry to information in India is extraordinarily alarming,” the tweet added.

The Ministry known as out Twitter, saying that social media platforms ought to abide by the relevant worldwide norms.

It stated that the federal government of Pakistan is urging the tech firm to revive entry to the restricted accounts instantly and guarantee adherence to democratic freedoms of speech and expression.

In the meantime, the Twitter handles of journalists, together with The Information and Geo Information reporter in London, Murtaza Ali Shah and CJ Werleman have additionally been withheld by the corporate below India’s Data Expertise Act, 2000, Geo Information reported.

Murtaza Ali Shah has round 550,000 followers on his verified Twitter @MurtazaViews account.

He has been related to The Information and Geo for greater than 17 years.

Shah confirmed he acquired an electronic mail discover from Twitter about India’s authorized motion in opposition to his account.


Supply hyperlink