The hashtag #TwitterBan is trending in India, and many are wondering if the Indian Government is planning to Ban Twitter in India. After the Ban of PUBG and TikTok people in India are scared about another ban of the famous social networking website Twitter. It all started with the Government of India sending a notice to Twitter to explain within “five working days” why it showed Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir instead of a separate Union Territory.
If Twitter doesn’t respond within the stipulated time, the Government of India can ban access to Twitter under the Information Technology Act. The government said showing Leh as part of Jammu and Kashmir was a “deliberate attempt by Twitter to undermine the will of sovereign parliament of India which had declared Ladakh as a Union Territory with its headquarters in Leh”.
A Twitter spokesperson said, “Twitter remains committed to partnering with the government of India and the Ministry of Electronics and IT to serve the public conversation. Duly responded to the letter and as part of our correspondence, shared a comprehensive update with the latest developments regarding the geo-tag issue.”
If Twitter fails to give a satisfactory statement, a ban on Twitter can be initiated under Section 69A of the IT Act.