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Amidst 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy' Placard Controversy, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Goes On Vipassana

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:


  • A couple of days after his controversial picture went viral, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has reportedly gone on 'Vipassana'
  • Before leaving India, Jack Dorsey courted controversy when he posed in a picture holding a placard which read 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy'

A couple of days after his controversial picture, in which he was holding a placard 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy' while standing with women journalists and activists, went viral, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has reportedly gone on 'Vipassana'.

If sources are to believed, the head of the social media platform is presently in Myanmar, where he will undergo a 10-day Vipassana. His recent post on his own platform indicate that he is already doing the same.

Jack had arrived in India on November 10 for his six-day visit to the country. He met a number of distinguished individuals during his stay, including PM Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Bollywood super Shahrukh Khan. 

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But before taking leave on November 16, he found himself in the middle of a huge controversy. Jack held a meeting with women activists and journalists, wherein he clicked a picture while holding a placard which read 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy'. The photo went viral on his own very own social media platform, and he received flak from a number of users for his decision to be pictured holding such a provocative placard. 

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The government of India has also taken note of the recent developments, and cautioned Twitter and other social media platforms from being part of such cases.

"Be it the top officials from Twitter or any other social media platform, they should take caution over sensitive issues in India, so that it does not hurt the sentiments of Indians. I support the free flow of communication on social media, but it should not be misused and people should use it carefully," Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said while speaking on the matter.

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While most people have spoken against Jack Dorsey, the Congress party came out in his support on Wednesday. Former Union Minister Manish Tewari took to the social media to back Twitter CEO, claiming he isn't to be blamed.