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Hafiz Saeed’s Twitter account suspended

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The Twitter account of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed was on Monday suspended, days after he asked Pakistanis to help Kashmiris in getting “freedom” from India.

The micro-bogging site apparently on its own took the action against the 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 U.S., 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 Minar-e-Pakistan ground in Lahore.

Pakistan has said that there is no case against Saeed and that he is free to move in the country as a Pakistani national. 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 U.S., the E.U., India and Russia as a terror organisation

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