Twitter has permanently suspended the account of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for 'hateful conduct and abusive behaviour' after a controversial tweet related to the post-election result violence in Bengal.
The actress' tweet, which is now not visible due to the suspension, seems to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "tame" Mamata Banerjee using his "Virat Roop" from "early 2000s" in Bengal.
She was reacting to a tweet by journalist-BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta on the violence in Bengal since election results were announced on Sunday, which included Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress - which won a landslide victory - and the BJP, who have blamed each other for the clashes and arson.
Ms Ranaut's tweet sparked major outrage and calls for action against the actor, who is notoriously known for her outrageous, no-filter posts on social media.
"We've been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy," a Twitter spokesperson said, adding that the rules were applied judiciously and impartially to all.
"As explained in our abusive behaviour policy, you may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so.
"We consider abusive behaviour an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else's voice," it added.
The 34-year-old actor remained unfazed by the suspension, accusing Twitter of race bias.
"I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema," she told news agency ANI.