Hafiz Saeed, JuD back on Twitter with new usernames, again suspended

Hafiz Saeed, JuD back on Twitter with new usernames, again suspended

Banned terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and its chief Hafiz Saeed came back on Twitter, just hours after their accounts on micro-blogging site were suspended, reportedly with new usernames.

The new accounts of the terror outfit and its affiliates were reopened on Twitter by adding 1 or 01 to their suspended accounts. While the JUD_Official was available as @JUD_Official01, @HafizSaeedJUD returned on Twitter as @HafizSaeedJUD1.

The Twitterites expressing strong discomfort tweeted requesting the officials of the Twitter to again suspended the accounts mentioning the names of the new usernames of the terror organization and its leader.

However, the suspected new accounts of the terror group, @JUD_Official01 and @HafizSaeedJUD1, cannot be assessed now as they read "account suspended."

Twitter Monday had suspended Saeed and JuD's accounts without specifying any reason. However, it is presumed as both JuD and Saeed's accounts were involved in inciting the people to take part in terror activities and it had prompted the Twitter to suspended their accounts.

Protesting the closure of its chief Hafiz Saeed's official Twitter account, the JuD on Tuesday issued a statement alleging that the micro-blogging website took the step to oblige India.

"Giving in to the pressure of New Delhi, the Twitter management has deleted official accounts of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and its chief. The action is against the freedom of expression and we strongly protest against the double standards of the West," JuD spokesman Yahya Mujahid said in a statement.

Questioning the policy of Twitter, Mujahid said the champions of freedom of expression could not tolerate truth.

 "Truth cannot be suppressed by such tactics. In fact, the action against the JuD has exposed those who claim themselves upholder of freedom of expression and democracy.  Facebook has already deleted many pages of JuD. Such steps are anti-Islam and anti-Muslims," he said.

The United Nations declared Saeed as designated terrorist as he is suspected to be the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terrorists attack, which killed at least 166 people. The US has also announced a bounty of $10 million dollars on him.

However, despite Saeed's status as a designated international terrorist, he continues to roam freely in Pakistan and address public rallies making inflammatory statements against India with the patronage of Pakistan government.

Despite repeated requests from India to hand over Saeed for questioning in 2008 Mumbai attack case, Pakistan has refused to do so citing lack of evidence against him and said that he is free to move in the country as a Pakistani national.

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