LUCKNOW: In its first major crackdown on journalists on the social media in the final Ayodhya verdict, the Uttar Pradesh Police served a stern notice to Rana Ayyub through the ‘Amethi Police’ Twitter handle.
The deleted tweet by Amethi Police hours before the final judgement on the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janam Bhoomi site, read: “You have just made a political comment. Delete it immediately, othersie legal action will be taken against you by @amethipolice (sic)”.
The warning to Ayyub came after on Friday she made a tweeted exhorting the Muslim community and using words like “othering of Muslims.”
Ayyub subsequently deleted the tweet.
Ayyub’s comments were re-tweeted 1,464 times while the Amethi police warning was re-tweeted 2,260 times.
Rana Ayyub is a well know journalist working for several foreign publications. She has been trolled for her actions in the past.
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