Twitter Suspends Pakistan Defence’s Account for Spreading Anti-India Image

Twitter has suspended the verified account of “Pakistan Defence” [@defence.pk], reportedly over a complaint filed by an Indian student from New Delhi, whose photograph had been misused by the handle.

The account posted an altered image of Kawalpreet Kaur holding a piece of paper saying,

I am an Indian but I hate India because India is a colonial entity that has occupied nations such as Nagas, Kashmir, Manipurs, Hyderabad, Junagadh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Goa.

Pakistan Defence tweeted it on November 17 with the caption:

Indians are finally realising the truth; their country is actually a colonialist entity.

The account, which is linked to the website defence.pk, calls itself a “one-stop resource for Pakistan defence, strategic affairs, security issues, world defence and military affairs” in its bio.

It was suspended after the victim of the altered (photoshopped) image submitted a complaint about the image.

This is not the first time that Twitter has taken an account down for misinformation and spreading propaganda but the Twitter authorities are very “selective” about the accounts they shut down.

The photograph which was altered had this written on the placard

I am a citizen of India and I stand with the secular values of our Constitution. I will write against communal mob lynching of Muslims in our country. #CitizensAgainstMobLynching.

After seeing the altered photo on the verified account of Pakistan Defence, she was shocked. This was her reply to the altered photograph posted on November 18th

She submitted her complaint to the Twitter authorities and later the account was removed.

The person who is “allegedly” the administrator of the account (@Horus) was also suspended.

Soon after the account was taken down by the Twitter authorities, the Facebook account for Pakistan Defence uploaded a status saying,

Team Pakistan Defence has not launched any new Twitter handle yet, we are talking to Twitter for the recovery of our…

Posted by Pakistan Defence on Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pakistan Defence stated that all these rumours around the suspension of the Twitter account are inaccurate. The only reason given by Twitter was for using multiple accounts, which is not true.

The administrator added,

The administrator said on their Facebook account that,

The ban is politically motivated. We have been successful with our Kashmir campaign to large extent. Twitter unfortunately has a lot of Indian influence in their moderating team.

Whatever the outcome, Twitter being Pro-Indian or Pakistan Defence offering petty excuses is up for debate.

Via Tribune


  • Mubashar Ali

    Ghalti to ghalti hoti he.. ghalti ki b he.. ab bhugatni to prey gi.. but I must say! Kashmir is our you indians!!!!!

    • SKM

      You are a great sayer..

  • Galti se mistake hogai shyd, :P

  • akbar khan

    from defaming Pakistani political leaders to misquoting an indian standing up for muslims! this account and its handler is true enemy of pakistan. If it is actually being run by establishment than this is another exposure to their jahalat.

    • Muhammad Tariq Ahmed Khan

      Just stop nonsense. Just see how others using Face book, Twitter against Pakistan. Twitter is heavily influenced by Indians.

  • Desi

    DP such a fraud site…think bad days for so called “patriotics” first this and now BOL. Hope “they” realize you can’t fool all the people all the time

    • Fact

      DP is good site fake loser get a life.

  • Fact

    gay hind always use fake balochi accounts, wat abt them?

  • Fact

    Twitter moderation team is heavily based on rindian moderators. They caught with their pants down che che shame shame.

  • Fact

    Nothing happens accidentally. That is nonsense. There must be some arrangement. Nothing is done accidentally. If accident is there, let accident come and I will become a rich man. Why do they try? Why do they go to college? Let accidentally you become a doctor, scientist, engineer, PHD etc… collapse of loser dar-win conspiracy theory….

  • Aqsa Awan

    such a terrible mistake…this shouldnt be happnd shame on us

  • i_gooner

    PP How about having some guts and saying “fake anti india image”?

    Accounts like DP destroy Pakistan’s credibility.

  • Ali Raza

    at least speaks truth..m. .