Did PM Modi just tweet to Assamese after blocking their internet?

Published: December 12, 2019
Indian Premier Narendra Modi.

Indian Premier Narendra Modi. PHOTO: REUTERS/File

As ironic as it is, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again made a joke out of a serious situation. After blocking mobile services including the internet in 10 districts in Assam, the Modi-led government has said that social media platforms could potentially be used to “inflame passions” which will worsen the law and order situation.

India moved thousands of troops into Assam on Thursday after violent protests erupted overnight against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

PM Modi took to Twitter and addressed Assamese which has turned quite a few heads in wonder as to why he’s addressing citizens living in a state where the internet is blocked!


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