In her plea, filed through advocate Mukesh Sharma, Tikoo has argued that on December 14 her brother, Sahil Tikoo, participated in a discussion where he was called an Indian agent by some participants.
On the morning of December 15, she put out a Tweet saying that her Srinagar based brother was being threatened by “jihadi terrorists” and asked if they were “sitting ducks waiting to be shot by Islamists”.
The plea stated that the manner in which her brother was targeted by some participants was reminiscent of January 1990. However, she was shocked to see that Twitter served her a notice for this Tweet saying it went against their Rules on Hateful Conduct.
“That it is further submitted that a lot of Twitter users including political personalities cutting across party lines expressed sympathy with the Petitioner because her Tweet very clearly did not incite violence or hatred against any community. As a matter of fact, the same was an exhortation to the Respondent No.1 (Center Government),” read the petition.