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Twitter takes down Pakistan govt’s account in India

By: Divya Thearia

1 October 2022 (New Delhi): There has been a big ‘digital strike’ in India against the Shahbaz government of Pakistan. Recently, a tweet was made on behalf of the Pakistani Embassy in protest against the five-year ban on PFI. On social media, Pakistan’s embassy in Canada opposed India’s action on this and spoke in support of PFI. It is believed that due to this, the official Twitter account of the Pakistan government has been banned in India. However, the official statement from Twitter is still awaited.

 In fact, a screenshot of a tweet by Pakistan’s embassy in Canada, which was in support of the Popular Front of India, went viral on social media. As per reports, the official handle of the Consulate General of Pakistan, Vancouver, tweeted in support of the banned PFI. Not only this, along with the objectionable tweet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and the Government of Pakistan were also tagged in it. People took out a lot of anger against this tweet on social media. This post also became quite viral.

The viral screenshot tweeted, “Massive arrests are happening in the name of detention in BJP-ruled states. This is nothing but a violation of democratic values by the central government targeting PFI. Let us tell you that this is not the first time that India has conducted a digital strike on Pakistan. Even before this, 55 YouTube channels and two websites with anti-national content were banned by the Modi government. India has already taken such action against Pakistan in January 2022 and December 2021.

India has been reprimanded many times

Recently, the Biden administration approved a maintenance package of US $ 450 million (Rs 45 crore) for F-16 fighter jets. India had raised a big objection to this. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had opposed America’s aid to Pakistan in the United Nations. He had said that Pakistan has been using this type of maintenance package for terrorism in India. Jaishankar had said that the whole world knows where and against whom Pakistan uses its F-16 fighter jets.

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