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    Indian Leader's Claims of Being Blocked by Twitter for Criticising Govt Trolled on Twitter

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    New Delhi (Sputnik):  A Twitter account under ‘locked’ status does not allow a user's tweets to be retweeted and non-followers cannot see tweets from that account. Netizens were soon to point it out and the senior Congress leader was trolled for his ‘lack of knowledge’.

    Netizens on Wednesday trolled a senior leader of India’s main political opposition party who claimed that his tweets regarding the 14 February terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir state and the country’s intelligence failure had resulted in a ban by Twitter.   

    In a series of tweets, Digvijaya Singh blamed the government of having ignored forewarning of a possible terror attack in the town of Pulwama. The lawmaker then claimed that his account was blocked from being retweeted.

    In a now-deleted tweet, Singh fumed that his tweets were blocked because he was questioning the Indian government, alleging the hand of some miscreant behind it.

    It later turned out that Singh’s Twitter account at that time was under ‘locked’ status.

    On learning of his ignorance, Netizens were unforgiving to Congressional leaders for controversial statements.

    Some users mocked him by rhetorically asking when he had suddenly become a “defence expert”.

    The attack by a suicide bomber from the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish e Mohammed killed 40 Indian troopers on 14 February. Singh questioned what he referred to as an intelligence failure that resulted in the IED attack.

    The attack led to the Indian Air Force launching a retaliatory air strike on 26 February. The two nuclear-armed nations approached a warlike stance after Pakistan reportedly retaliated on the following day and brought down an Indian fighter jet.

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