Indian Govt urges Twitter to remove Pakistani Senior Anchor Arshad Sharif’s account

Indian Govt urges Twitter to remove Anchor Arshad Sharif’s account

A tweet by a Joint Secretary of the Parliament of India, Sandeep Mittal, the Indian Government has asked the authorities at the helm of affairs of the social networking website to remove 8 twitter accounts for pro-Kashmir tweets along with Pakistan’s senior anchor Arshad Sharif.

Sandeep Mittal’s tweet : Centre asks Twitter to block 8 accounts for ‘spreading rumors’ on Kashmir. But still, 3 accounts @kashmir787 @Red4Kashmir , @arsched , @mscully94 (Arshad Sharif of ARY News, Mary Scully of Pakistan Today) are not blocked by Twitter. Has Twitter any explanation to offer?

The Indian politician asked an explanation from twitter authorities over the accounts activity and current status in an aggressive manner demanding that they must be removed after the Indian government’s intimation.


Responding on the development, Arshad Sharif shared his satisfaction at the development, stating that the tweet would “prove to be an encouragement for reporting more facts about Kashmir and to expose atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir.”

Arshad Sharif also said that the Indian government was certainly frightened by a handful of Twitter accounts, he tweeted:

“An Indian official concedes how Indian govt is unnerved by twitter accounts of #journalists from Pakistan, including of yours humbly. Thank You @smittal_ips for your encouragement to report more facts about #Kashmir & to expose your atrocities in IOK.”