Twitter India suspends singer Abhijeet’s account

Singer Abhijeet’s Twitter account has been suspended. The account was suspended after the microblogging site issued a statement that the singer’s account had been suspended as he made offensive remarks about women. Some of the Twitter users complained against Abhijeet saying that he had used ‘inappropriate’ and insulting’ language. On May 22nd Abhijeet had spoken against JNU student & activist Sheila Rashid.

Abhijeet in the past had an FIR lodged against him after he had verbally abused journalist Swati Chaturvedi. Abhijeet was arrested in the incident and later released on bail. Abhijeet is famous for his nationalistic views on Twitter. He was one of the first ones from the Hindi film industry to oppose the casting of Pakistani actors after the Uri attack.

He has also shown the courage to take on political bigwigs & Bollywood stars for their biased opinions against the nation. When contacted by the Indian media, Abhijeet said that it was a conspiracy against him. He said that Arundati Roy & other JNU supporters were involved in getting his Twitter account suspended. The singer said that the suspension did not make any difference to him, as he knew that the national sentiment was with him.

Actor Paresh Rawal had recently hit out at author and one-hit wonder Arundhati Roy for her venomous comments against India. The actor said that Arundhati Roy should have been tied to the army jeep instead of the stone-pelter. Twitter has always been biased. They have never suspended any account that has spoken ill about our nation. Twitter India head Raheel Khursheed did nothing even when Sonam Mahajan’s account was suspended.

Alok Shetty