Recently, Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s was in the news for all the wrong reasons as the singer’s Twitter account was suspended over his offensive tweets against JNU student Shehla Rashid.
Twitter has now issued a statement, justifying why it suspended singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account.
In a statement, by Twitter reads, “We do not comment on individual accounts but what we can say is that our rules are clear and we enforce them. We want people to feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs but we draw the line when it comes to behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behaviour designed to consciously harass, intimidate, or silence another person’s voice.”
The statement further reads “Those that violate our policies may find their account temporarily locked and/or be subject to permanent suspension. We encourage anyone who spots someone engaging in abusive behavior to report the content in-app or file a report here.”
For those who uninitiated, Abhijeet abused JNU student activist Shehla Rashid and another female Twitter user after which complaints were his tweets were reported by other users leading to the suspension. Abhijeet was accused of harassing Shehla with “inappropriate” and “insulting” language.
Singer Sonu Nigam, in a series of tweets announced on Wednesday that he would be quitting Twitter soon, in support of playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya and actor Paresh Rawal.