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Newsline: Pakistan summons Indian diplomat to protest blocking of Twitter accounts

Pakistan summoned Indian Charge d’Affaires (Cd’A) Suresh Kumar to Islamabad to lodge a “strong” protest over the recent blocking of certain Pakistani Twitter handles in India. “The Indian Charge d’Affaires (Cd’A) in Islamabad was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today and a strong demarche was made on the Indian government’s blocking of access to the content of 80 accounts on Twitter, including accounts of Pakistan’s diplomatic missions in Iran, Turkey, Egypt, UN-New York and the national broadcaster Radio Pakistan, by activating geo-blocking and censorship laws,” a statement issued by Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) said. (https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/pak-summons-indian-diplomat-to-register-strong-protest-over-india-s-recent-blocking-of-twitter-accounts/ar-AAZ60qB) India banned official Twitter accounts of several Pakistani diplomatic missions, journalists and some prominent personalities under the Information Technology Act, 2000. Pakistan has accused India of an attempt to curb “pluralistic” voices.

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