Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has had his Twitter account suspended after a group of females reported his tweets as being offensive towards women and had apparently used inappropriate language.
According to Bangalore Mirror, the message that shows on Bhattacharya’s accounts says, “Account Suspended: This account has been suspended…” This all stems back to July 2016 when journalist Swati Chaturvedi who had been on the receiving end of the playback singer’s incendiary tweets, filed a complaint against him to the police. This resulted in Bhattacharya being arrested, but later released on bail with little remorse.
Another incident on the 22nd May Bhattacharya was at it again with the abusive tweets towards women, this time included JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid, which soon backfired and caused many other to jump on Twitter and report his account.
Bhattachaya who had previously responded to one of Rashid’s tweet had said, “There is rumour she took money for two hours and didn’t satisfy the client… big racket.”
When another woman decided to stand up to the singers insulting tweets, he replied back with, “You Ms Pak. Tell me your cage no? Will reach there… Will do the favourite pose.”
Rashid took to Twitter to show gratitude towards to support given saying, “Sincere thanks to everyone for the support. Abhijeet had to delete his tweet. His Twitter account has also been suspended.”
It’s not clear if the suspension is temporary or not, but when Bhattacharya was contacted about the situation he said in a statement, “Author Arundhati Roy and people supporting JNU were behind the suspension of his account. Yes, I just saw it. They are trying to block Paresh Rawal also. All Arundhati and JNU group behind this after Paresh Rawal and I tweeted against Arundhati for her anti- India stand.”
When the singer was asked if he will reinstate his account, he said, “I (don’t) care a damn… entire nation is with me.”