Miffed by the large number of Pakistani Twitter users’ accounts being suspended by the microblogging site, mostly for supporting the Kashmiris, who were facing restrictions in the India-administered Kashmir region, Pakistani army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor has asked all those people to stay put.
In a Twitter post, the army spokesperson said authorities have taken up the matter with the microblogging site and issues will be resolved soon.
Pakistani users are facing problems on Twitter. Mostly on expressions in support of Kashmir. Accounts are being suspended on one pretext or another. Authorities are in contact and issues will be resolved soon. Stay put as responsible users to defeat all those involved in this.— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) December 3, 2019
A huge number of Pakistani nationals have been venting their ire on social media since the Indian parliament revoked the decades-old temporary special status of Jammu and Kashmir State on 5 August and bifurcated it later into two federally-administered Union Territories.
A number of accounts of Pakistani journalists, activists and even some of government officials were suspended in August, triggering outrage among the people.
On many occasions, the hashtag #StopSuspendingPakistanis gained momentum in the country in reaction to the suspended accounts.
Pakistan controls a part of Kashmir while India occupiesanother. The two neighbouring countries have fought two inconclusive wars over Kashmir.
In October, Major General Ghafoor had claimed the Pakistani Army has killed more than 60 Indian soldiers since 27 February during firing at the Line of Control - the de-facto border between the two countries.