Kerala poet’s FB account ‘suspended’ for posting satire clip on BJP poll defeat
Noted poet Ok Satchidanandan has alleged that he was restrained by Facebook from liking, commenting and sharing posts for 24-hours after he tried to add on-line a satire video on the BJP’s defeat within the lately concluded Kerala meeting polls.
The poet informed media that he has additionally been barred from stay look on the social media platform for 30 days.
Satchidanandan, former secretary of Kendra Sahitya Akademi, stated when he tried to submit the video mocking the BJP’s electoral defeat, he had acquired a message from Facebook alleging violation of its neighborhood normal.
He claimed that the video, broadly shared on varied different social media platforms, was not an abusive one.
Citing his expertise, the poet alleged that the critics of the rightwing are below their watch.
Justifying Facebook’s motion, the BJP state unit on Sunday stated there was a restrict for all the things and nobody must be allowed to violate the neighborhood requirements of the social media platforms.
Congress chief Shashi Tharoor and CPI(M) chief T M Thomas Isaac criticised the social media large for its motion towards Satchidanandan.
In a tweet, he stated, “Deplorable that @Facebook has suspended the account of considered one of Kerala’s biggest residing poets, @Satchida (Ok Satchidanandan, former Secy of the SahityaAkademi), for posting a video about BJP’s defeat within the Kerala Assembly elections.
“We must not allow censorship into our politics!”
CPI(M) chief Isaac, who can be finance minister within the outgoing Kerala ministry, described it as a “most deplorable act”.
“In solidarity with Satchidanandan, leading contemporary Malayalam poet and former secretary of National Sahitya Academy, whose Facebook account has been closed for posting a video on PM Modi in relation to BJP defeat in recent Kerala election. A most deplorable act. #Facebook”, he tweeted.
Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham, a corporation of artists, writers and artwork and literature lovers based mostly in Kerala, and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), youth wing of the CPI(M), additionally condemned Facebook’s determination to restrain the poet.
However, spokesperson of the Kerala unit of BJP, M S Kumar stated folks don’t anticipate ‘substandard’ posts from an ideal poet like Satchidanandan.
“People like him should try to control themselves while posting such stuff on social media,” he stated.
No one must be allowed to violate the neighborhood requirements of the social media platforms, he added.
In a surprising electoral victory, the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF rode again to energy in Kerala profitable 99 of the 140 seats, bucking the over 4 decade-long pattern of Communists and Congress-led UDF coming to energy alternatively. The BJP-NDA got here a cropper.