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Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra Twitter handles blocked over copyright issues

The wave of Bharat Jodo Yatra is whirling the vast Indian political controversial ocean now a days. Rahul Gandhi has been trying to woo the voters and grab media attentions through his uncontroversial acts.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra is covering media space too but in controversial way. All the social media accounts of Congress party and its leaders, workers are flooded with Bharat Jodo Yatra posts.  But now the Twitter accounts of Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra may get temporarily banned due to copyright issues.            

On Friday a FIR against Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh, and Supriya shrimate nabbed at yeshwantpur police station under copyright act, IT act and IPC.

A film music company MRT claimed that the music of superhit multilingual movie KGF chapter- 2 starting superstar Yash has been used in videos created for posting on Twitter handles of Congress party regarding Bharat Jodo Yatra without any prior permission from the company.


The original version and illegally synchronized version of work were presented in front of the court and the court stated that, it is clearly violation of copyright act. Further the Karnataka court ordered. social media giant Twitter to    take down three links from its platform and temporarily block the accounts of Congress party till the next order.             

Twitter said the blocking accounts of Congress leaders, including that of Gandhi, was done to protect individual privacy and safety which violated rules.           

With respect to the case, Congress shared a twitter post in Hindi saying that the party is not aware about the complaint nor they wear present the court. They have not received any orders from the court.  On Instagram, the Congress said: “Twitter India is suppressing the voice of common people.        

When asked by the reporters about the issue with Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala ,he said, “The Modi government cannot cowardly suppress our voice by threatening Twitter.”


Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi accused Twitter of shaking hands to suppress democracy.

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