Why did the UP Police register a case of inciting religious violence on Twitter?

UP Police sent legal notice to MD of Twitter India

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Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday sent a legal notice to Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari. This notice has been sent in relation to the viral video of an attack on an elderly person in Loni. The MD has been asked to record his statement with regard to the microblogging site allowing anti-social messages to go viral.

According to the legal notice, the Managing Director has been asked to come to Loni Seema Police Station and record his statement in the matter within seven days. Some people used their Twitter handle as a tool to spread hatred in the society and Twitter Communication India and Twitter did not take any action against it. The notice states that he allowed anti-social messages to go viral.

The matter comes after Twitter lost its status as an arbitration platform in India because it does not comply with the new IT regulations. According to sources, Twitter is the only social media platform among the mainstream which has not complied with the new laws.

Rather than being considered a platform hosting content from various users, Twitter will be held editorially responsible for posts published directly on its platform.
The implication, the sources said, is that if an allegation is made against Twitter for alleged illegal content, it would be treated as a publisher – not an intermediary – and would be punishable under the IT Act and any law including penalties. Laws of the land. will also be responsible for

Earlier on May 31, a senior-level team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell had questioned Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari in connection with the “Congress Toolkit Case” in Bengaluru.

The police had also visited Twitter India offices in Lado Sarai, Delhi and Gurgaon on May 24. In which some posts on alleged Congress “toolkit” against the central government were tagged as “manipulated media”.

The Uttar Pradesh Police had confirmed that there was no communal angle to the Loni incident. Five accused have been arrested for assaulting a 72-year-old man. The police also said that action would also be taken against the complainant for providing false facts.
The UP Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against nine entities, including Twitter India, in connection with the Loni incident.

In the FIR, the police had said, “There is no communal angle to the Loni incident, where a man was thrashed and his beard was cut. The following organisations/individuals- The Wire, Rana Ayyub, Mohammad Zubair, Dr. Shama Mohammed, Saba Naqvi, Muskoor Usmani, Salman Nizami started giving communal color to the incident on Twitter without any fact checking. Suddenly they started spreading messages of disturbing peace and bringing differences among religious communities.


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