Shashi Tharoor, Meenakshi Lekhi in war of words as House panel questions Twitter

Shashi Tharoor, Meenakshi Lekhi in war of words as House panel questions Twitter

SOCIAL MEDIA large Twitter was within the cross hairs of the Meenakshi Lekhi-led parliamentary committee on personal information protection Bill another time on weekday. The panel asked representatives of the micro-blogging web site on why it failed to take away humorist Kunal Kamra’s tweets on the Supreme Court and a decide, and wanted a reply from it during a week.

The move was questioned by Shashi Tharoor, head of the Parliamentary commission on info Technology. “Dear @M_Lekhi, as way as i’m aware your Committee was fashioned for consultations on the information Protection Bill & its mandate is to report on the statutory provisions continued within the draft Bill. might you clarify if you have got taken on extra responsibilities & on whose authority?,” he tweeted.

Congress’s Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh, United Nations agency may be a member of the Lekhi-led panel, agreed. “I couldn’t attend the meeting nowadays, however had I been there i might have raised this terribly issue Shashi Tharoor. it’s not the primary time this is going on,” he tweeted.

Hitting back, Lekhi tweeted: “Travesty that I actually have to reply to those who square measure busy exhibiting their lack of understanding. I refuse to run law tutorials specifically once Sr Advocate from Congress Party man Vivek Tankha was gift within the committee & has already concurred with ME.”

Interestingly, Tankha grilled Twitter officers the foremost at Thursday’s meeting . he’s learnt to possess asked however Twitter will enable use of abusive language against a Constitutional skilled worker. He told the officers that Asian country was a conservative society and doesn’t tolerate disrespect of constitutional functionaries.

Last week, lawyer General K K Venugopal had granted consent for initiation of contempt of court of court proceedings against Kamra over his “highly objectionable” tweets on the Supreme Court and a decide. Kamra had denote the tweets the day a vacation bench of Supreme Court granted interim bail to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami in associate degree alleged instigation to suicide case. Kamra has created it clear that he doesn’t shall retract his tweets or apologise.

Earlier, the panel had force up Twitter for incorrectly showing Ladakh as a {locality|a vicinity|a section} of China in its local setting. Twitter has submitted associate degree apology to the panel.

Speaking to reporters, Lekhi said, “It is shameful that Twitter is permitting its platform for obscene remarks just like the one by humorist Kunal Kamra….”

When reached out for a reaction, a Twitter representative same, “We haven’t any comment to share.”


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