The Indian twitterati over past couple of days is embroiled in a major controversy after popular history based twitter handle True Indology was suspended as a consequence for what many believe, a spat with IPS officer D Roopa Moudgill.
Apart from the common twitterati, various well known celebrates and public figures such as Kangana Ranaut have come out in True Indology’support. And now, BJP National Spokesperson Colonel Rajyavardhan Rathore has also raised voice in support of the twitter handle which claimed to bust misinformation regarding history and traditions.
Alluding to the spat between True Indology and IPS Roopa Moudgill, which according to many led to the suspension of the handle by Twitter, Col Rathore wrote that the government officer’s ‘handle should serve the citizens because that’s why they are in office.’
“Perhaps in the private capacity, they may be on it but then they should not comment on religion/politics etc,” he added.
Among politicians who have reacted to the entire controversy and supported True Indology, BJP leaders Kapil Mishra and Gaurav Goyal are included. Even a Congress leader in Abhishek Manu Singhvi has also opined that public servants should refrain from indulging in arguments on social media.
Doesn't befit IPS officers of the country to be arguing with anonymous Twitter Handles that too during working hours. Make a point, let it go, you aren't winning anything by arguing on SM!
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) November 18, 2020
A heated argument ensued between True Indology and the IPS officer over the tradition of using fireworks in Diwali celebrations. Right after the argument, True Indology’s account was suspended, leading many to believe a bureaucratic hand behind it. Though IPS Roopa Moudgill has denied all such allegations. Nonetheless, with many well known personalities opposing the ban, it is needless to say that pressure is mounting on twitter.