A petition was filed in a local court in Jodhpur on Nov 22 by Vice President of Vipra Foundation’s youth wing, Rajkumar Sharma, over a controversial photo shared by Dorsey in which he posed with some women journalists holding a placard reading ‘Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’.
During Twitter CEO @jack‘s visit here, he & Twitter’s Legal head @vijaya took part in a round table with some of us women journalists, activists, writers & @TwitterIndia‘s @amritat to discuss the Twitter experience in India. A very insightful, no-words-minced conversation 😊 pic.twitter.com/LqtJQEABgV
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) November 18, 2018
Jack holding the poster with negative and derogatory comments about a caste had infuriated people. While no clarification came from the Twitter CEO, the Twitter India tried to pass it off as their effort to understand all sides of important public conversations. Twitter India’s Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead, Vijaya Gadde, has also apologised to people for hurting the sentiments.
However, the clarifications of Twitter India were refuted by Sanghapali Aruna who claims to be a Dalit activist and the founder of Project Mukti. She said that the poster that she gifted to Jack Dorsey was questioning precisely the “hegemony and the concentration of power n the hands of one community”.