Aligarh: An FIR has been registered against Basim Hilal, a student of Aligarh Muslim University, for hailing deadliest Pulwama attack on micro-blogging site Twitter. Soon after the attack, Hilal on his tweet wrote, “High on JAISH (e Mohammad)”.
Notably, the AMU student was referring to Pakistan-based terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which had claimed responsibility for the attack that claimed lives of at least 44 CRPF personnel. However, the tweet was not available later as the user presumably deactivated his account.
He has been booked under section 153 A IPC and Section 67 A (for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act. Hilal has also been suspended by the University.
Speaking to media over the incident, Omar Saleem Peerzada, AMU PRO said, “We’ve come to know of the highly objectionable tweet. Taking immediate cognisance he has been suspended by AMUadminn. We won’t let the University be discredited. We’ve zero tolerance. He hails from Kashmir and was a BSc Mathematics student.
Earlier, the spokesperson of the varsity, Shafey Kidwai had said, “We are trying to identify the student and necessary action will be taken after that.”
On Thursday, 44 CRPF personnel were killed and five injured in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus.
More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir.