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Support for Right to Free Speech Cannot Depend on Religion of a Person, Says Omar Abdullah

File picture: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah addresses occasion employees after the outcomes of DDC and municipal elections, in Srinagar, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Image: PTI)

“Will all those crying themselves hoarse about Trump & his right to free speech please extend the same courtesy to #MunawarFaruqui & his friends. You either support the right to free speech or you don’t. It can’t depend upon the religion of the person speaking/tweeting,” Abdullah mentioned on Twitter.

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  • Last Updated: January 09, 2021, 23:23 IST
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Srinagar: Support for the best to free speech can not rely upon the faith of an individual, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah mentioned on Saturday after many criticised the suspension of US President Donald Trump’s social media accounts following the storming of the US Capitol by his supporters.

“Will all those crying themselves hoarse about Trump & his right to free speech please extend the same courtesy to #MunawarFaruqui & his friends. You either support the right to free speech or you don’t. It can’t depend upon the religion of the person speaking/tweeting,” Abdullah mentioned on Twitter, referring to the arrested slapstick comedian from Gujarat.

Faruqui was arrested, together with 4 others, in Indore in Madhya Pradesh on January 2 after the son of a BJP MLA filed a grievance accusing them of passing indecent remarks about Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah throughout a present. Abdullah’s remarks got here after numerous social media customers, together with some BJP leaders, expressed concern on Saturday over the suspension of Trump’s Twitter account.

Days after Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol and precipitated the deaths of 4 civilians and a police officer, Twitter suspended his account because of the “risk of further incitement of violence”. Facebook and Instagram had earlier suspended Trump’s accounts.

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