The parliamentary panel on information technology will soon seek an explanation from Twitter over the temporary locking of some accounts and the rules it follows while operating in India.

The development has come in the backdrop of twitter locking Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s account for around an hour.

Prasad said that Twitter denied him access to his account for around an hour, citing a violation of a US copyright law, before granting him access again. The minister noted that Twitter’s actions were in violation of India’s new IT rules. The minister had posted video interviews of him with TV channels.

In a related development, chairman of the parliamentary panel on information technology Shashi Tharoor said that his account too was blocked briefly.