Yesterday Twitter suspended Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account after he posted a string of offensive tweets, especially against women. “Account Suspended: This account has been suspended…,” stated the message from Twitter on his handle.
The singer had received criticism on the social media site for a series of provocative tweets against journalist Swati Chaturvedi, who had registered a police complaint against him last year in July. The complaint led to his arrest. On being released on bail, the singer reportedly broke into tears.
Abhijeet had previously retweeted about the Jawaharlal Nehru University student that:
“There is rumour she took money for two hours and didn’t satisfy the client… big racket.”
In another tweet, he had insulted a woman Twitter user when she called him out for his provocative tweets, where he wrote:
“You Ms Pak. Tell me your cage no? Will reach there…Will do the favourite pose.”
However, it is unclear if the decision taken by Twitter is temporary or permanent.
When contacted, Abhijeet, he said:
“Yes, I just saw it. They are trying to block Paresh Rawal also. All Arundhati and JNU group are behind this after Paresh Rawal and I tweeted against Arundhati for her anti- India stand.”
Asked if he would take any step to reinstate his Twitter handle, Abhijeet said:
“I (don’t) care a damn… entire nation is with me.”