DELHI: Social media platform Twitter has once again faced a major online agitation--this time its by Muslims.
Hundreds of handles tweeted with the hashtag, '#VerifyMuslimActivists' on Tuesday. The trending continued till late night and brought it to the attention of social media as well as outside.
This is just days after Bahujan activists had taken on Twitter India over its alleged bias regarding the big handles belonging to Dalit-Tribal-Backward voices on its platform.
Now the users have questioned the social media giant about its stance regarding Muslim users, many of whom have not been 'verified'. Though several activists say that they don't yearn 'blue tick' but the lack of a transparent policy regarding the 'verification process in India' has drawn ire of the Twitter users.
Twitter has been in the eye of storm over failure to stop hate and offensive content. Besides, it has faces accusations of double standards while dealing with serial fake news peddlers and lack of transparency regarding 'banning and blocking accounts'. Advocate Sanjay Hegde's account remains suspended while several fake news peddlers remain on the platform.
[November 13, 2019 NewsBits.in]
RAISEN: Three members of a family were burnt to death while a teenaged girl got critical burns due to fire in their house near Begamganj in Raisen district of MP.
The victim--Ram Krishna, 40, his wife Malti, and son Devendra, 13, had gone to sleep. Apparently, there was leakage in the cylinder, said police station in-charge Virendra Singh. When Ram Krishna woke up to the smell, he switched on the light.
However, this led to sparking and suddenly the house was engulfed in fire. He said it in his dying declaration in the hospital. The adjoining houses were also burnt.
Of the four member family, the couple and the son died while the daughter, Mausam alias Roli, 17, is undergoing treatment in the hospital. Her condition is critical as well. Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) OP Tripathi said that probe is on in the case. (The photo is for representational purpose)
[By Sayeed Nadan, November 9, 2019 NewsBits.in]
MUMBAI: More than 96,000 people have applied for the job of peon in Maharashtra. There are 38 posts that were advertised.
The High court bench at Nagpur in Maharashtra got 96,845 applications for the posts of peon. Similarly, 42,725 applications came for the clerk (64 posts).
In the end just 380 candidates were shortlisted out of 96,000 odd and for the clerk post, 640 were shortlisted. After more screening, just 122 and 151 candidates would be called for interview.
RTI query by activist Sanjay Thul revealed the information. Also, it was found that Rs 90 lakh was obtained in fee collection from the candidates. In recent years, there has been a rise in number of applications, suggesting the level of unemployment.
[November 6, 2019 NewsBits.in]