Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Congress’s Lok Sabha leader, requested the Union government on Monday to clarify the air on the cryptocurrency problem. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account was hacked for a short time, and a message in favour of bitcoin appeared on his page.
“At a time when the government is considering banning cryptocurrencies, the prime minister’s Twitter account has been hacked, and a link has been sent claiming that the government would recognise cryptocurrencies. “The administration should clarify whether or not it would recognise cryptocurrency in Parliament,” Chowdhury remarked.
Chowdhury argued that if the prime minister’s Twitter account can be hacked, how can the government be sure that citizens’ Twitter accounts are safe and secure? “This is a big problem… “Our country’s safety and security are in jeopardy here,” he added, adding that the handle has previously been compromised.
He remarked, “The government should explain how the handle was hacked twice in the last two years.” In September of last year, the PM’s Twitter account was again hacked.
“India has officially adopted Bitcoin as a legal tender,” Modi’s Twitter account tweeted at 2:11 a.m. on Sunday. The government has purchased 500 BTC and is distributing them to all country inhabitants.”
The tweet also included a link to a blog, as well as a postscript that read: “Today is the future.” Nearly an hour later, another tweet from the Prime Minister’s Office’s official account stated that the Prime Minister’s Twitter account had been “very briefly compromised” and that the matter had been raised with Twitter.
The matter is being probed, according to official sources.
An Opposition MP demanded the suspension of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the withdrawal of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) cases filed against the protesters during Question Hour on Monday, just days after an ally MP asked the BJP-led government to withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
“There has been agitation across the country protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act,” BSP MP Danish Ali remarked, pointing out that the government had removed the disputed agriculture legislation against which farmers were protesting after an initial “adamant” attitude. Many people, particularly women, have been leading a nonviolent protest against the bill from campuses to the streets. The statute should be repealed by the government.”
He requested that the government drop the UAPA charges brought against some of the demonstrators. “Remove those cases… He also suggested that the Prime Minister apologise to the nation.
In particular, National People’s Party (NPP) MP Agatha Sangma requested the cancellation of the CAA during a meeting of the ruling NDA alliance for floor coordination ahead of the Winter Session.
E T Mohammad Basheer, a member of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), mentioned a number of cases around the country in which minorities and other members of the lower sections were allegedly mistreated. “I’d like to emphasise that constitutional rights apply to everyone, not just to those of a specific religion.” “When the Constitution guarantees that, I implore the government to do justice,” he stated during the Zero Hour.
“I recently visited Assam’s Garukhuti project region, where I witnessed thousands of innocent people being displaced from homes where they had been living for years.” Similarly, we are witnessing horrible experiences in other locations as well,” Basheer said, referring to purported acts of violence against minorities in Tripura.