Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) spokesperson Vinod Bansal has filed a complaint with the Delhi and Mumbai Police against Twitter India. This is launched over an affirmed defamatory comment on a Hindu goddess by Iranian-Canadian author Armin Navabi.
In his complaint, Bansal pointed out at officials of the social media platform for allowing the post, and not taking action against the concerned account holder.
In his tweet, he tagged External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani along with a copy of the complaint.
. @Twitter must delete @ArminNavabi immediately for posting highly derogatory and anti Hindu material on his handle at 23.28 on 03.09.20. Action by @DelhiPolice @MumbaiPolice @HMOIndia @DrSJaishankar @HassanRouhani @CanadianPM @Iran_in_India @CanadainIndia solicited. https://t.co/reKhIfa8PC pic.twitter.com/zzD3a1vc56
— विनोद बंसल (@vinod_bansal) September 4, 2020
The VHP leader alleged the intent of the post was meant “incite and provoke Hindus, break peace-harmony and create unrest in the society”.
“The image he has posted is published on Twitter, a social media platform and hence the officers of Twitter are equally liable for punishment,” he wrote in the complaint.