Congress claims Rahul Gandhi’s account temporarily suspended, Twitter denies


New Delhi: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s account on Twitter has been temporarily, the party informed on Saturday, saying the due process was being followed to get it restored.

“Shri Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account has been temporarily suspended & due process is being followed for its restoration. Until then, he will stay connected with you all through his other SM platforms & continue to raise his voice for our people & fight for their cause. Jai Hind!” the Congress wrote in a tweet.

Though, Twitter refuted Congress’ claim saying it can confirm that the account has not been suspended and continues to be in service. When any account is suspended, Twitter said. 

Later, the Congress later tweeted, “The account has been temporarily locked.”

This development comes just a day after Twitter removed Gandhi’s post of him meeting the family of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who died following an alleged sexual assault. Twitter claimed that the post had violated its rules.

On Wednesday, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had asked the Delhi Police and Twitter to take action against Gandhi for posting the photo of the girl’s family. It claimed that the post violated rules under Juvenile Justice Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Posting a picture of his meeting with the girl’s family on Wednesday, Gandhi had tweeted in Hindi: “Parents’ tears are saying only one thing — their daughter, the daughter of this country, deserves justice. And I am with them on this path to justice.”

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