Twitter suspends Pakistan Defence account for tweeting morphed picture of Indian girl
New Delhi : The verified Twitter handle, managed by civilians, is dedicated to the country's military affairs, however, has no links to Pakistan's defence ministry.
On Saturday morning, the handle @defencepk posted an image of a young woman standing in front of Delhi's Jama Masjid with a placard reading: "I am an Indian but I hate India, because India is a colonial entity that has occupied nations such as Nagas, Kashmiris, Manipuris, Hyderabad, Junagarh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Goa."
However, the Indian netizens spotted that the image was doctored and started complaining Twitter in masses. The Tweet was soon deleted. But the due to a sheer number of complaints Twitter suspended the account of Pakistan Defence.
The original photo was shared by Delhi University student Kawalpreet Kaur and the placard read: "I am a citizen of India and I stand with secular values of our constitution."
The account of @defencepk has been suspended by twitter for posting my unverified & morphed pictures. Grateful to all who reported it in large numbers. The message of the picture shouldn't be lost in these dark times. No nation wants lynchings & killings. Only bigots wants hate.— Kawalpreet Kaur (@kawalpreetdu) November 18, 2017
An appeal to the citizens of India to change their profile pictures as protest mob lynching. #NotInMyName#ProfileAgainstMobLynching pic.twitter.com/OY4zb8wuq7— Kawalpreet Kaur (@kawalpreetdu) June 27, 2017
@defencepk suspended by twitter for posting photoshopped pics of @kawalpreetdu pic.twitter.com/TDSxZFOCPb— Aveek Sen (@aveeksen) November 18, 2017