Twitter Suspends Pakistan's Fake-news Peddler Neta Rehman Malik

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Twitter has suspended one of Pakistani politician Abdul Rehman Malik's two official accounts. The account named @RMOffice_ is no longer active on the site.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Pakistan's politician Abdul Rehman Malik's official Twitter account has been suspended by the micro-blogging site. The move was taken as he was peddling fake videos on Kashmir. Malik was formerly a minister in former PM Asif Ali Zardari's cabinet. He is now a member of Senate in the country.

Rehman Malik's fake news propagation on Twitter about Kashmir:

Malik had spread false information on Twitter saying that Indian Forces were using 'gunship helicopter' against Kashmiris. His malicious intent to cause unrest in the valley was thwarted due to Jammu and Kashmir Police's swift action. The J&K Police wrote to Twitter about the matter. Since then, it appears that Malik's Twitter account has been suspended.

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See below one of Malik's Twitter account being suspended:

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Rehman Malik bats for P Chidambaram

Typical to Pakistani administration, Malik's interference in India's internal matters did not stop with spreading fake news about Kashmir. On Friday, following P Chidambaram's arrest by the CBI after the Delhi High Court denied him bail, Malik batted for his release. Condemning his arrest to the Pakistani media, Rehman Malik termed Chidambaram's arrest as "shocking". Dragging the issue of Kashmir over the abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A by the Centre, Pakistan Senator Rehman Malik went on to claim that Chidambaram was arrested as "he had raised voice against PM Narendra Modi’s unilateral decision to revoke Articles 370 and 35A".

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Chidambaram sent to CBI custody

On Thursday, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was sent to CBI custody till August 26 by a special CBI Court in Delhi for questioning in the money-laundering probe against him in the INX Media case. The Rouse Avenue Court also asked the CBI to ensure the dignity of the accused is not violated in any manner during the custodial interrogation, adding that Chidambaram's family members and lawyers could meet him for 30 minutes a day. On Friday, the Supreme Court adjourned hearing for Chidambaram's petition against CBI and Enforcement Directorate. The matter will be heard on August 26, 2019.

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