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Paresh Rawal's controversial tweet on author Arundhati Roy missing

PTI
Published May 25, 2017, 12:51 am IST
Updated May 25, 2017, 12:51 am IST
The 66-year-old actor-politician, however, said that he has not deleted the post.
BJP leader Paresh Rawal and Author Arundhati Roy
 BJP leader Paresh Rawal and Author Arundhati Roy

Mumbai: The controversial tweet by veteran actor-BJP MP Paresh Rawal on author Arundhati Roy is missing from his Twitter wall.

Earlier this week, Rawal kicked up a row with remark that author Arundhati Roy should be tied to an army jeep instead of a stone-pelter, a reference to an incident in Kashmir where a protester was used as a shield by security personnel to prevent a mob from attacking them.

 

“Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy!” he had tweeted. The 66-year-old actor-politician, however, said that he has not deleted the post.

“They (Twitter) said you delete your tweet and we will activate your account. But I am going to delete the tweet. No, I haven’t deleted the tweet.” When asked if his Twitter account is still active, Rawal said, “It’s active, but it’s blocked kind of a thing. The moment I delete the tweet it’ll be active.”

Rawal claimed that he received an SMS from “somebody, who said Twitter head of India is some guy who doesn’t have any sympathetic view about India. I don’t know whether that is right or wrong.”  

The politician-actor said that his is a “chosen case” as a lot of people have posted “abusive” material on Twitter in the past but no action was taken against them.    

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