On November 3, 2021, in connection with a case registered under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967, the West Agartala Police issued a notice to Twitter Inc under Section 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. By way of the notice, the Police directed Twitter Inc. to block 68 Twitter pages/accounts and sought information related to them, including personal information such as browsing details and user registration details. We wrote to the Police pointing out that the notice dated November 3, 2021, is vague and that the Police is not empowered to direct blocking of pages/accounts on Twitter. We have sought immediate withdrawal of the notice.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/iff-questions-the-legality-of-tripura-polices-direction-to-block-accounts-on-twitter/