Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account was suspended by the social media company after he posted a series of offensive tweets against women including JNU student Shehla Rashid.
The move by the microblogging site came after social media users accused the 58-year-old singer of using “inappropriate” and “insulting” language.
“Account Suspended: This account has been suspended…,” stated the message from Twitter on his handle @abhijeetsinger.
On May 22, Abhijeet spewed venom at some women Twitter users, including JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid, which prompted some of the netizens to lodge a complaint with Twitter.
“Sincere thanks to everyone for the support. Abhijeet had to delete his tweet. His Twitter account has also been suspended,” Shehla tweeted on Tuesday.
Sincere thanks to everyone for the support. Abhijit had to delete his tweet.
His Twitter account has also been suspended. 🙂
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) May 23, 2017
When contacted, Abhijeet told PTI, “Author Arundhati Roy and people supporting JNU” were behind the suspension of his account. “Yes, I just saw it. They are trying to block Paresh Rawal also. All Arundhati and JNU group behind this after Paresh Rawal and I tweeted against Arundhati for her anti- India stand,” he said.
Asked if he would take any step to reinstate his Twitter handle, Abhijeet said, “I (don’t) care a damn… entire nation is with me.”