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Twitter withholds journalist Rana Ayyub's account after tweet on Gyanvapi survey

Twitter withholds journalist Rana Ayyubs account after tweet on Gyanvapi survey

New Delhi: A notice from Twitter was posted by journalist Rana Ayyub in which she was informed that her microblogging site was withheld in India under the Information Technology Act 2000.

On Sunday she took to her Twitter to post the notice and wrote, 'hello @Twitter, what exactly is this?"

The notice from Twitter that Ayyub shared read, "In order to comply with Twitter's obligations under India's local laws, we have withheld the following account in India under the country's Information Technology Act, 2000: the content remains available elsewhere."

"As Twitter strongly believes in defending and respecting the voice of the people who use our service, it is our policy to notify account holders if we receive a legal request from an authorized entity (such law enforcement or government agency) to remove content from their account. We provide notice whether or not the user lives in the country where the request originated," it read.

In response to Ayyb's tweet, tennis legend Martina Navaratolina said, "So who is next?!? Just awful..." She tagged Rana Ayyub and Twitter on her post.

In the tweet, Ayyub had said, "Setting the stage for demolition of yet another mosque in India, sanctioned by the judiciary, endorsed by the regime, abetted by the silence of its liberals and enabled by the complicity of the citizenry. Yet another day of humiliating the Muslim minority. Democracy anyone?" The tweet was published on April 9, 2021. Ayyub was quoting a tweet by Bar & Bench where it was reported that the court had allowed an ASI survey of the Gyanvapi mosque.

Meanwhile, In February, the Enforcement Directorate attached ₹ 1.77 crores of Washington Post columnist Rana Ayyub in a money laundering case.

According to an official, Ayyub allegedly utilized the parts of donations meant for three campaigns, for personal expenses. "She allegedly didn't utilize donations meant for three campaigns for the right purpose. Parts of donations were allegedly used for personal expenses," said the Enforcement Directorate official.

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