Twitter suspended Pakistan Defence’s account for posting morphed photo of Indian girl
Kawalpreet Kaur, a student at the University of Delhi, had recently posted a photo of herself standing in front of Jama Masjid and holding a placard that read – “I am a citizen of India and I stand with secular values of our constitution.“
On Saturday The Twitter handle @defencepk, which is Pak Defence’s verified Twitter handle, posted the same photo but with a morphed message that read – “I am an Indian but I hate India, because India is a colonial entity that has occupied nations such as Nagas, Kahmiris, Manipuris, Hyderabad, Junagarh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Goa.“
Pakistan Defence had deleted the tweet some time later, but after receiving numerous complaints about the morphed photo, Twitter suspended the account, and it is still offline as of today.
The account of @defencepk has been suspended by twitter for posting my unverified & morphed pictures. Grateful to all who reported it in large numbers. The message of the picture shouldn't be lost in these dark times. No nation wants lynchings & killings. Only bigots wants hate.
— Kawalpreet Kaur (@kawalpreetdu) November 18, 2017
Kawalpreet on the other hand, urged people to not show hatred towards Pakistan saying that a lot of her friends from across the border also condemned the act of the photo being morphed.
I request media to not communalise & sensationalise this issue to spell hatred against Pakistan. I really appreciate concern but I want to state in clear terms that many of my Pakistani friends & people condemned the misuse of my morphed picture and reported it in large numbers.
— Kawalpreet Kaur (@kawalpreetdu) November 19, 2017