Twitter suspends 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s account

Hafiz Saeed, who masterminded the ghastly Mumbai terror attacks, was spewing venom against India.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 9, 2014 4:56:58 pm
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Twitter has suspended all the Lashkar-e-Taiba linked accounts (@HafizSaeedJUD and @JUD_Official). However, the move has failed to deter the terror outfit from using the social media platform as it has reopened its accounts with 01 added, i.e, @HafizSaeedJUD01 and @JUD_Official01.

Hafiz Saeed, who masterminded the ghastly Mumbai terror attacks, was active on Twitter spewing venom against India. Hafiz Saeed used the social networking site for his aggressive anti-India stand often calling for war against India.

Saeed, who roams around freely in Pakistan despite being a designated terrorist, said at a rally that the “Pakistanis and Kashmiris are blood brothers and they cannot be separated.”

The micro-bogging site apparently on its own took the action against the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief.

The site can suspend user accounts for violation of rules which include impersonation, copyright infringement, violence and threats. Saeed’s Twitter account @HafizSaeedJUD now reads “account suspended”.

With logistical support from the Pakistan government, Saeed on Friday told his supporters that Pakistanis should come forward and help the Kashmiris in getting “freedom” from India.

“If India can send troops to Afghanistan to help the US, then Mujahideen have every right to go to Kashmir and help their brethren. Kashmiris are clamouring for help and it is our duty to respond to their call,” he had said addressing a JuD congregation at historical Minar-e-Pakistan ground in Lahore.

The United Nations declared JuD a terrorist organisation and also individually designated Saeed as a terrorist in December 2008. Saeed, who also has a US bounty of 10 million dollars on him, roams freely in Pakistan and often addresses public rallies in which he routinely makes inflammatory statements against India.

Pakistan has said that there is no case against Saeed and that he is free to move in the country as a Pakistani national. India has repeatedly demanded Pakistan to hand over Saeed for questioning over his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that claimed 166 lives.

JuD was banned in 2002 by Pakistan but later a court lifted the ban due to lack of evidence on the group’s involvement in militancy. The group is also banned by the US, the EU, India and Russia as a terror organisation. In June 2014, the US declared JuD a subsidiary of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba. (With PTI inputs)

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