200 Pak Twitter Accounts Suspended over Kashmir Posts

The hashtag, #StopSuspendingPakistanis, is also trending on Twitter in Pakistan these days.

After a sea of anti-India tweets emanating from Pakistan were objected to by the authorities in India, the Pakistani government has specified to the Twitter that 200 accounts that were suspended in the past week were apparently posting about Kashmir.

Over the last one week, a large number of Pakistanis have taken to Twitter to report that accounts were being suspended after they posted in support of Kashmir.

The claim came from journalists, activists, government officials and fans of the military tweeting in support of Kashmir freedom. Simultaneously, #StopSuspendingPakistanis was trending on Twitter in Pakistan.

Director General of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor had tweeted “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,”

Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Digital Media Arslan Khalid said that the Pakistan Telecommu­nication Authority (PTA) had lodged an official complaint with Twitter’s regional office on Monday.

The hashtag, #StopSuspendingPakistanis, is also trending on Twitter in Pakistan these days.

Twitter, however, maintains that it enforced policies judiciously and ensured impartiality of all users, regardless of their political beliefs and country of origin.

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