Home Social Media Mumbai Police blocks Payal Rohatgi on Twitter. Here is why is it in poor taste

Mumbai Police blocks Payal Rohatgi on Twitter. Here is why is it in poor taste

What if Rohatgi or any citizen Mumbai Police have blocked on social media, is in distress?

Mumbai Police is one of the most social-media friendly police accounts. Not only does it make the best use of the platform to educate the citizens on being responsible online it also proactively reaches out to distressed citizens on its own to help. However, Mumbai Police has reportedly blocked film actor Payal Rohatgi on Twitter.

Payal Rohatgi took to Twitter to voice out her grievances against Mumbai Police. She said that with the ‘biased behaviour’ of Mumbai Police, she is scared of living in India. Without really getting into her allegations, the fact that a police twitter account has blocked a citizen is not a good thing.

Mumbai Police is duty bound to protect citizens, including Payal Rohatgi

As a citizen of India, the Police is duty bound to protect the citizens, including Payal Rohatgi whether or not they agree to their views or not, including the Mumbai Police. And while the police accounts mention that their social media accounts may not be monitored 24×7 and they should call 100 for an emergency, blocking someone on Twitter is wrong precedence. What if the citizen, Rohatgi or anyone, they have blocked, is indeed in an emergency? What if tweeting is a safer option than calling? Some followers may amplify such tweets such that the Police gets intimated but what if it is too late?

- Ad - - article resumes -

And not just Mumbai Police, any public entities especially politicians and police accounts should ideally not be blocking citizens, even if they disagree with them. Should the behaviour of citizens tweeting to them is unruly and they feel threatened, they should file a police complaint or take a legal course of action.

UPDATE: Mumbai police responded to Payal Rohatgi and said her getting blocked was unintentional and the ‘technical team’ is looking into it.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

Sanjay Leela Bhansali set to produce an hour-long movie based on the life of PM Modi and is titled Mann Bairagi.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

‘Professional Congress’ member posts promotional tweets for 500 rupees, blames ‘social media manager’ after having defended tweet

Flipkart Big Billion Sale is here and well, 'Congress supporters' would like to earn a few quick bucks.

Muslim student in Pakistan confesses he cooked up blasphemy charges against Hindu principal which led to violence on Hindus

Muslim mob unleashed violence against Hindu's in Ghotki, Pakistan, following the Muslim students false complaint against his Hindu principal

While talking about Muslims in Jammu, Karan Thapar diminishes massacre of Hindus and Sikhs in Jammu and the KP exodus

Karan Thapar in his article "We cannot be selective about the past in Jammu & Kashmir" in Hindustan Times dated 15th Sept 2019, gives a call to morality, intellectual honesty and being conscious to multiple peoples and their identities.

Congress’ AIPC member blames Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an incident of violence in Pakistan

All India Professionals' Congress member Andria D'Souza wants to hold PM Modi accountable for an incident in Pakistan

Tulsi Gabbard punctures fake news spread by ‘journalist’ Rana Ayyub and others about Howdy Modi event

The US Presidential candidate for 2020, Tulsi Gabbard, today took to Twitter to call out the lies being spread by a shady organisation 'Organisation for minorities in India (OFMI)'

Did you see the Vikram Lander? Brad Pitt asks about lunar module to American astronaut on the ISS

Brad Pitt was in a conversation with NASA astronaut on the ISS as a part of promotion for his upcoming film Ad Astra
S Jaishankar says PoK will be physically under India’s jurisdiction one day

PoK is part of India and one day we will have physical jurisdiction over it: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

EAM S Jaishankar stated that Pakistan occupied Kashmir will one day be under India’s jurisdiction

Sardar Sarovar Dam: The significance of Prime Minister Modi celebrating his birthday at Kevadia

Congress kept Gujarat thirsty for decades by stalling progress of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Congress and anti-Narmada project activist Medha Patkar, who for years tried to halt the project which benefited crores of farmers under her 'Narmada Bachao Andolan'

After Priyanka Chaturvedi, Shiv Sena looking to induct ex-Congress leader Urmila Matondkar into party?

A close aide of Uddhav Thackeray, Milind Narvekar has been in touch with ex-Congress leader Urmila Matondkar perhaps in talks to join Shiv Sena after she quit Congress only last week.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

182,794FansLike
180,527FollowersFollow
97,500SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post