Indian government’s notice to Twitter to remove tweets in favor of farmers
Indian farmers have been protesting for their rights for the last five months, but the Modi government has imposed restrictions on expression instead of hearing them.
According to Indian media, a notice issued by the central government to Twitter has warned that it will immediately remove the content related to the hashtag # farmergenocide or else action will be taken against it. The Indian Ministry of Technology says Twitter has been asked to remove objectionable and hateful content in order to prevent divisions and tensions in society from spreading false information.
The Indian government says provocation cannot be called freedom of expression, it is a threat to peace and order.
It may be recalled that in the last two years, internet services were suspended around the farmers’ sit-in areas in New Delhi, making it difficult for journalists and protesters to use the internet instead of protesting.