Look who's tweeting about #JNURow, it's 'Hafiz Saeed' but is this real or fake?

Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed's Twitter handle managers or the man himself or a total fake - as the case may be - is certainly milking the #JNURow as it refuses to die down. The government has gone after the fake tweet that started the fire but the stream of tweets from @HafizSaeedLive has not ebbed.

Hafiz Saeed. AFP

Hafiz Saeed. AFP

A Twitter account that has Saeed's picture and this handle @HafizSaeedLive claiming to be a philanthropic organization, has started tweeting in Hindi on the ongoing JNU backlash. There's another Twitter account @HSaeedOfficial which has a similar picture and claims to be the same organization which has no tweets on JNU. The only "India" specific tweets it has is general rant and nothing  about the recent JNU backlash. The @HafizSaeedLive account tweeted a whole bunch on 15 February and has suddenly gone quiet.

The Hindustan Times reports that, in recent weeks, Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawah terror group has ramped up its presence on social media and used the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Kanhaiya Kumar to repeatedly criticise the Indian government on the Kashmir issue.

That the Indian government used a tweet from a fake Twitter account to link the LeT to the protests at JNU has only made the terror outfit (if it's not a fake account) bolder in its tweeting.


Updated Date: Feb 18, 2016 05:13 AM

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