Pakistan government’s Twitter handle withheld in India

The Twitter account of the Government of Pakistan has been withheld in India. The Twitter handle shows that the account has been withheld in response to a legal demand.

However, what prompted the move against the official Twitter handle of the Government of Pakistan by Indian officials is yet to be ascertained.

@GovtofPakistan’s account has been withheld in India in response to a legal demand- the message that pops up when one tries to access the Twitter handle.

The guidelines of Twitter say that the microblogging site takes such action in response to a valid legal demand, such as a court order.

The Twitter handle of the Pakistan government was withheld in July but was reactivated. Earlier, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had blocked more than 10 YouTube channels for spreading disinformation related to India’s national security, foreign relations and public order.