Newstrack impact- UN apologises for tagging rapist Ram Rahim in tweet
Lucknow: Newstrack.com impact once again, this time on international level. The United Nations body, UN-Water has taken the cognizance of the news and issue raised by newstrack.com.
Replying to the news item, ‘Things turn uglier for Ram Rahim as UN body’s Twitter handle hacked’ the UN body thanked the website and wrote “Thank you for this. We are aware of the situation and are preparing a statement where we will apologize for this mistake”
On behalf of UN-Water , Communications Manager Daniella Bostrom Couffe said that they are right now clearing this statement with the management team.
“A list of 40 000 people who support sanitation related work was used as a basis of outreach for the World Toilet Day campaign and among these were the people mentioned in the article. The tweets were sent unknowingly of the situation and have been removed,” she added.
The news which created impact, read here: Things turn uglier for Ram Rahim as UN body’s Twitter handle hacked
Daniella Bostrom also informed that questions have been directed to the UN Information Center in Delhi which is one of UN-Waters partners for the World Toilet Day campaign.
A UN body, called ‘United Nations Water’ (@UN_Water) tagged convicted rapist Gurmeet Ram Rahim and his daughter Honeypreet Insan in an unexpected tweet, inviting the duo to join it in its campaign on ‘World toilet Day’.
United Nations-Water tagged Gurmeet and Honeypreet in two tweets, urging them to support in celebrating ‘World Toilet Day’ which falls on November 19.
The tweet posted by the account on Wednesday read: “Dear @insan_honey, we hope you & @Gurmeetramrahim will lend your voice and support #WorldToiletDay (sic).” The tweet was deleted later in the day.
On Tuesday, the world organisations had asked Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a tweet saying, “Dear Gurmeet Ram Rahim can we count on your support to celebrate toilets on November 19?
After facing the social media storm, UN officials chaired a meeting in which India’s representative of UN, Unikar found the official Twitter handle of United Nations- Water hacked.
They said that both Ram Rahim and Honeypreet are not officially invited in the event.