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Press Bureau Vows Action After Employee's Tweet On Jamia Clashes

Press Bureau Vows Action After Employee's Tweet On Jamia Clashes

The tweet, allegedly by an employee of the PIB, expressed solidarity with the students.

New Delhi:

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has expressed regret over a tweet from its official Twitter handle which came out in support of the protesters involved in clashes with Delhi police.

The tweet, allegedly by an employee of the PIB social media team and former student of Jamia Millia Islamia, expressed solidarity with the students.

"Seeing Jamia turn into a war zone is the last thing I expected to see. I can't let my alma mater bleed," the tweet on the PIB's official Twitter handle said with hashtags such as "Stop Violence against students."

A while later, the PIB deleted the tweet and said that a member of the social media team had posted her personal comments on the issue.

"A member of our Social Media team inadvertently tweeted from the @PIB_India handle her personal comments on the situation in Jamia Millia. The error is deeply regretted. Suitable action is being taken," the tweet said.

At least six policemen and around 35 students injured when they clashed with each other over the law that seeks to provide citizenship rights to religious minorities from three neighbouring countries who arrived in India to escape religious persecution.

The Press Information Bureau is the Union government's department Under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and is mandated with the task to inform the media of the policies and decisions of the government.

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