Explained: Why twitter removed Rajinikanth's video on 'Janta curfew' against Covid 19
Chennai : Actor-politician Rajinikanth's video backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative 'Janta Curfew' against coronavirus has been removed by twitter for allegedly violating the policy of social media platform.
In the video, Rajinikanth claimed that India is currently in Phase 2 of Covid 19 spread and with the help of 'Janta Curfew', in which people have been asked to remain indoors for around 14 hours, the chain will break and prevent India from slipping into the Phase 3, which is also known as community transmission.
"To prevent community transmission, the virus needs to be curbed totally for 12 to 14 hours," Rajinikanth had said in a video message.
"With the Prime Minister calling for Janata Curfew on March 22nd, India prepares to avoid crucial Stage 3 community transmission of coronavirus in the country. Italy tried implementing a similar nationwide curfew to prevent Stage 3, but to the lack of support from the citizens, the efforts failed, resulting in the death of thousands of people to the pandemic," he said.
"We don't want such a crisis in India and I urge everyone to rise to the occasion and participate in the Janata Curfew by strictly staying indoors and practising social-distancing. In these crucial times, let us also remember and thank the selfless service of all the doctors, nurses and medical workers by participating in the nationwide appreciation and prayers at 5 pm tomorrow."
Several people criticized him for giving wrong information in the video. Meanwhile, taking note of the red flags against the post, the twitter removed it.
A message on his timeline now says: "This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules. Learn more."
However, the video was available on his YouTube channel till the time this report was published.