HUGE: 'Take Caution Over Sensitive Issues In India': Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad To Twitter On Placard Controversy

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has condemned the incident, stating that top officials of social networking platforms should be cautious over sensitive issues in India.

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

In the wake of the massive controversy triggered by the viral photograph of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey holding a placard which read 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy', Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad in an exclusive statement to Republic TV has expressed discontent over the issue.

"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," Ravi Shankar Prasad said while speaking in the matter,

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The photograph of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, wherein he was standing with a few activists and journalists while holding a placard which read 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy', became viral on the social media on Sunday for all the wrong reasons. Evidently, one of the most influential persons of arguably the biggest social media website, endorsing such a provocative message, did not go down well with social media users of his own company. They turned against Dorsey on his very own platform, citing that his 'blunder' had caused offence to a section of Indian society.

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Later on Monday, Twitter posted a tweet in which the micro-blogging website notified that the organization hosted a closed-door discussion with a group of women journalists and change makers from India to comprehend their experiences of using Twitter. Out of the panel, one of the Dalit activists, sharing her personal experience, gifted the 'controversial' poster to Dorsey.

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