Controversial singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account has been suspended by the microblogging site after he posted series of offensive tweets, especially against women.
According to reports, the move came after Twitter users accused him of using derogatory and abusive language. “Account Suspended: This account has been suspended...,” stated the message from Twitter on his handle.
Criticism came from all corners after the singer posted a series of inflammatory tweets against well-known journalist Swati Chaturvedi. She had also registered a police complaint against him last year in July.
After the complaint, the police arrested him. But when got bail, he reportedly broke into tears. However, after getting bail, he said that he would repeat his words if he wished to.
On May 22, Abhijeet spewed venom at some women Twitter users, including JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid, which prompted some of the netizens to lodge a complaint with Twitter.
“Sincere thanks to everyone for the support. Abhijeet had to delete his tweet. His Twitter account has also been suspended,” Shehla tweeted on Tuesday. Abhijeet had previously retweeted about the JNU student, “There is rumour she took money for two hours and didn’t satisfy the client... big racket.”
In another tweet, he had insulted a woman Twitter user when she called him out for his incendiary tweets, where he wrote, “You Ms Pak. Tell me your cage no? Will reach there... Will do the favourite pose.” However, it is unclear if the decision taken by Twitter is temporary or permanent.
“Author Arundhati Roy and people supporting JNU” were behind the suspension of his account, Abhijeet said after his account was suspended by Twitter.
“Yes, I just saw it. They are trying to block Paresh Rawal also. All Arundhati and JNU group behind this after Paresh Rawal and I tweeted against Arundhati for her anti-India stand,” he said.
On being asked whether he would take any step to restore his Twitter account, he said that he doesn’t care as the entire nation is with him. “I (don’t) care a damn... entire nation is with me,” he said.
With inputs from PTI.