New Delhi: After the live Twitter account of terror organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s (JuD) Hafiz Saeed was suspended on 14 July, a new Twitter account claiming to belong to the JuD chief have now emerged. The earlier account had been suspended following the request from Indian agencies last week.
Reacting on the situation, Brigadier (retd) V Mahalingam said, “Whether it’s Hafiz Saeed or somebody else tweets, this propaganda of Saeed’s taken up continues. The problem is with Pakistani military which despite of Saeed’s having a bounty of 10 million has allowed him to move around freely within Pakistan.”
Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind behind 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks had posted pictures related to Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani who was killed in an encounter in Kashmir by security forces, following which Indian authorities approached micro-blogging site Twitter to suspend Saeed’s account. The JuD chief was also seen in a picture conducting prayer meetings for the deceased Wani.
Hafiz Saeed, an internationally designated terrorist, has a bounty of US$10 million that the United States announced in April 2012, for his role in 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Prior to this, Hafiz already had a bounty on him for allegedly inciting Kashmiris in separatist activities, but there have been protests in Pakistan against the US bounty.