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Criminal complaint against twitter CEO, Barkha Dutt & others by Goa Based journalist

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  • -Complaint sent to DGP Goa, for Twitter CEO posing with placard which read “smash brahminical supremacy”
  • -Twitter India’s legal head has already apologized for the lapse, saying “we should have been more thoughtful”

Panjim, Nov 21 (IECurrentAffairs) Goa A criminal complaint has been addressed to the DGP Goa, against the twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and others including senior journalist Barkha Dutt, with a plea to register an FIR against them. The complainant Mr Savio Rodrigues, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of GoaChronicle.com and IndianExpose.com sent his letter through his lawyer on Tuesday morning, amidst mounting anger and resentment by many, for posing with a placard which read “smash brahminical patriarchy”.

Ms. Vijaya Gadde, Legal Head, Twitter India, Ms. Amrita Tripathi, Twitter India Employee, Ms. Nilajana Roy and others, who were seen in the picture with Jack Dorsey, holding the offensive placard have also been named in the complaint filed.

under section 153A/295A/505/120B IPC for hurting religious sentiments of millions of Hindus under planned criminal conspiracy with sole intention to incite riots and Communal Disharmony in the country.

Dorsey has been touring India, visiting important figures including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bollywood super star Shahrukh Khan. During his visit he  and Twitter India’s legal head Vijaya Gadde took part in a round table with women journalists, writers and activists along with twitter India’s Amrita Tripathi to discuss the “twitter experience” in India, in the wake of mounting criticism twitter has faced for purpotedly facilitating the abuse and harassment of prominent Indian women. The group picture with the CEO holding the placard was taken after that event.

The applicant Savio Rodrigues, in his complaint has pointed to the “gross illegal and criminal acts of the above mentioned accused persons who under of well planned conspiracy with the sole intention of causing riot in the country by hurting the religious sentiments a millions of Hindus across the Country”

“To everyone’s shock a Photo has become viral in which all the accused persons are seen together with Twitter CEO Holding A PLACARD saying ‘ Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’. ( Copy of the Photo Attached)”, the complaint mentioned.

The complainant stated that “This act of Twitter CEO who happens to control one of the biggest Social Media platforms is a direct attack on the Millions of Hindus especially Brahmins who are the most respected class in our country and that only purpose of Twitter CEO’s visit was to destabilize our country by inciting violence through the Social Media Platform which he controls.

Twitter, has reacted to the wave of very upset and angry voices, reacting to this poster insult. Ms Gadde, twitter’s legal and policy head has tweeted “I’m very sorry for this. It is not reflective of our views. We took a private photo with a gift just given to us- we should have been more thoughtful”

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