Plea against suspension of account: Twitter's reply sought
One-liner: The Delhi HC has sought the response of microblogging platform Twitter on a plea challenging the suspension of a user account for violation of rules.
Account suspended: A judge issued notice to Twitter and the Centre on the petition by a person who said that on Feb 24, when he tried to login to his Twitter handle, he saw that his account was suspended.
Further hearing on March 30: The court listed the petition for further hearing on March 30, when several other similar matters will be heard.
Writ not maintainable: A senior advocate, representing Twitter, said the writ petition was not maintainable against the platform as it was a private entity.
Violating Twitter rules: The petition said after suspension of the account, the petitioner received an email from Twitter stating that the account has been suspended for violating the Twitter rules.
Impersonation: He claimed that there were multiple accounts that were impersonating the petitioner's account for getting indirect benefits and removing his handle from the platform without any notice.
Bottom line: The action of Twitter is violative of various provisions of the Constitution, he said.