Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij has courted massive controversy after he had posted a tweet on activist Disha Ravi’s arrest that allegedly seems to suggest urging ‘exterminating’ those who harbour the ‘seed of anti-nationalism’, prompting an investigation by Twitter.
The remark in Hindi could also be read as exterminating that ‘seed of anti-nationalism’.
‘Desh virodh ka beej jiske bhi deemag mein ho uska samool nash kar dena chahiye fir chahe wah #DishaRavi ho ya koi aur,’ it said.
देश विरोध का बीज जिसके भी दिमाग में हो उसका समूल नाश कर देना चाहिए फिर चाहे वह #दिशा_रवि हो यां कोई और ।
— ANIL VIJ MINISTER HARYANA (@anilvijminister) February 15, 2021
Twitter notified the minister about a complaint it received under the German law over the tweet but said after investigation it found that no guidelines were broken.
The minister posted a response from the Twitter, saying it had received a complaint over the tweet.
‘We have investigated the reported content and have found that it is not subject to removal under the Twitter Rules or German law.
‘Accordingly, we have not taken any action as a result of this specific report,’ it said.