Panjim: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of GoaChronicle.com and IndianExpose.com, Savio Rodrigues has received a correspondence for Twitter Legal stating that Pakistan has written to the social media platform Twitter stating that Twitter ID @princearihan content has been violating Pakistan laws.
In a letter to Savio Rodrigues, Twitter Legal stated, “In the interest of transparency, we are writing to inform you that Twitter has received a request from Pakistan regarding your Twitter account, @PrinceArihan, that claims the following content violates the law(s) of the country.”
The letter also stated that it is Twitter policy, “To notify our users if we receive a legal request from an authorised entity (such as law enforcement or a government agency) to remove content from their account.”
Speaking on the issue, Rodrigues opined, “As a journalist and more so as a citizen of India, I have often written in my articles and my tweets truth about an issue. I have written two open letters – one to the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and one to the Minister for Science and Technology Ch Fawad Hussain. In both these letters I have stated the truth about Pakistan’s role in terrorism and spreading of lies on India. Pakistan is a terrorist-sponsored state. This is a fact.”
Rodrigues recently post his visit to Kashmir, has been reporting about the underbelly of Islamic radicalising in Kashmir and the involvement of foreign countries such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. “Kashmir is a hotbed of Islamic radicalisation. Pakistan is a perpetrator and conduit to this radicalisation of Kashmiri people. It is not surprising that after my reportage on Kashmir, Pakistan writes to Twitter stating I violated Pakistan’s laws.”
Twitter Legal further stated in its letter, “We understand that receiving this type of notice can be an unsettling experience. While Twitter is not able to provide legal advice, we want you to have an opportunity to evaluate the request and, if you wish, take appropriate action to protect your interests. This may include seeking legal counsel and challenging the request in court, contacting relevant civil society organizations, voluntarily deleting the content (if applicable), or finding some other resolution.”