Just a day after BJP lawmaker Paresh Rawal claimed that he was coerced by Twitter to remove the tweet in which he targeted author Arundhati Roy, the Twitter India finally broke its silence on the matter and has released a statement regarding this.
As per Press Trust of India (PTI), Twitter India wrote, “We want people to feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs but we draw the line when it comes to behaviour that crosses the line into abuse, including behaviour designed to consciously harass, intimidate, or silence another person’s voice.”
Meanwhile, Twitter India stated that it is not going to make a comment on an individual account but mentioned that it will not shy away from suspending the account if they find someone is violating their policies.
Paresh Rawal, on May 21, wrote a tweet in which he said that instead of stone pelter, Arundhati Roy should have been tied on the army jeep. His deleted tweet read, “Instead of tying stone pelter on the army Jeep tie up Arundhati Roy”.
In the letter that Paresh Rawal wrote on Wednesday, he stated, “I Paresh Rawal, citizen of India, continue to defend my tweet and support my expression which was made without any prejudice to gender, race, religion or caste. More importantly, I maintain that I ardently love my country and support my country unwaveringly, I stand by and will continue to stand by the citizens and Indian armed forces under any situation and at any cost.”