Twitter gets Telangana HC watch on Covid-Islam tweets | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: Telangana high court on Monday issued notices to Twitter, the Union authorities and home secretaries inquiring why provocative tweets linking the novel coronavirus pandemic to Islam and Muslims had been eliminated. While giving the respondents four months to answer, the court has asked why a criminal case shouldn’t be filed against Twitter.
The notices were issued following urge Khaja Aijazuddin filed a PIL accusing the societal media behemoth of committing hatemongers a platform to spread panic against Islam during the present crisis. He encouraged the court to stall attempts to disturb communal harmony in society and take out the content that, he stated, was trending on Twitter for the past couple of months.
guarantee hate campaign endings: Petitioner
Aijazuddin, in his own plea, also found fault with central and state authorities, asserting they remained mute spectators in the middle of a malicious effort through dozens of Twitter handles made by hatemongers. In addition, he named a few popular and upsetting hashtags — #Islamiccoronavirusjihad, #Coronajihad, #Tablighijamat, #Nizamuddinidiots and #TablighiJamatVirus.
A seat of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy also issued notices to the Telangana DGP and Hyderabad police commissioner. The petitioner said Twitter’s Mumbai office in his or her plea. Describing the articles as Islamophobic, he desired the cabinet secretary together with house secretary to take immediate actions to guarantee the effort is ceased across all social networking platforms.
Aijazuddin, in his request, lamented that although a transparent message in the World Health Organisation which Covid-19 can’t be connected to any faith, the hatred campaign didn’t stop. “That really is heaping insults on Islam and hurting the feelings of Muslims and it must cease immediately,” he explained. A spiritual congregation has been held between March 13 and March 15 from Tablighi Jamat in Nizamuddin, Delhi, which many scholars and devouts from throughout the globe and various nations attended. Throughout the following lockdown, many attendees were discovered to be Covid-19 favorable who had been quarantined and treated,” he explained.
“That is being used as a foundation for distributing hatred against Muslims despite apparent message from WHO, which ardently desisted any efforts to connect Covid-19 to some faith,” he stated, adding,”regrettably, my representations to the Centre and say to prevent this hate virus failed to yield any reaction.”

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