Published On: Fri, Feb 15th, 2019

AMU student suspended for objectionable tweet over Pulwama attack

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student, resident of Kashmir, Basim Hilal, was suspended Friday and booked by Uttar Pradesh Police under sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67A of the Information Technology Act over an objectionable tweet on February 14, Thursday, Pulwama attack that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

AMU, Pulwama attack

AMU Public Relations Officer, Omar Saleem Peerzada, said they have taken quick cognizance after knowing highly objectionable tweet posted by Hilal and the university administration has suspended him.

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student, resident of Kashmir, Basim Hilal, was suspended Friday and booked by Uttar Pradesh Police over objectionable tweet on Pulwama attack.

Hilal is pursuing Bachelors of Science in Mathematics at AMU.

Peerzada added, “We won’t let the university be discredited. We have zero tolerance.”

Militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility and identified the suicide bomber as a 20-year-old local resident from Pulwama district.

The suicide bomber drove his Scorpio SUV laden with more than 100kg of explosives into a bus ferrying over forty soldiers and was part of a convoy of 78 vehicles with 2,547 CRPF personnel.

The convoy was moving from Jammu to Srinagar and most of the jawans were returning from leave to join duty.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a meeting with a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) and said to be taking diplomatic action against Pakistan to isolate it on an international level.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government would withdraw the “Most Favored Nation” status given to Pakistan.

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