• Tripura Police Ask Twitter To Suspend 68 Accounts Over Communal Clashes

    A case has been registered in the matter under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and sections of the Indian Penal Code.
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    Tripura police have written to social media giant Twitter to suspend 68 profiles on the platform for spreading “distorted” content on the recent communal clashes in the state.

    As said by the police, a case has been registered in the matter under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and sections of the Indian Penal Code.

    In a letter to Twitter, the police said that some posts and news items on these handles contained photographs or videos of some other incident and fabricated statements or commentary. 

    The letter stated, “The posts have potential to flare up communal tension in Tripura State between people [of] different religious Communities, which may result into communal riots.

    The police have also sought user registration details of the Twitter accounts, their IP addresses where the user logged into accounts, and also mobile numbers added to the Twitter accounts.

    Tripura police on Wednesday had registered five criminal cases against 71 people, accusing them of putting up provocative posts on social media.

    As per reports, after the attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh last month, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad had organised a protest rally in Tripura on October 26, which led to violence and attacks on mosques as well as shops and homes of Muslims.

    However, the police have repeatedly claimed that the law and order situation in the state was “absolutely normal” and also asserted that no mosques had been burnt.

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