Several accounts belonging to ABVP and its leaders were suspended by Twitter on Thursday night which were later restored after a strong criticism on Social media.
The ABVP’s official Twitter account, @ABVPVoice, Delhi state account -- @ABVPDelhi and that of its national office secretary Rahul Sharma and national media convener Saket Bahuguna were “suspended” last evening, ABVP General Secretary Vinay Bidre said in a statement.
“It surely creates suspicion and smells of prejudice,” he said.
While Twitter India was “forced to revoke the suspensions” this morning following a massive online “backlash”, the incident has raised questions over the functioning of social media platforms, Bidre said.
An e-mail sent to the microblogging site for a comment on the matter did not elicit any response.
The RSS-backed student organisation has demanded that Twitter state the “real reason” for “suspension” of its accounts.