The AMU student Basim Hilal has been booked under section 153A (promoting enmity between two different religions) and section 67A (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act for his objectionable tweet following the Pulwama terror attack.
Aligarh: An Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student has been expelled and an FIR registered against him for posting an objectionable tweet after the terrorist attack on a CRPF bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday that killed over 40 jawans.
The student has been identified as Basim Hilal, who on Twitter gave support to banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and tweeted, “How is the JAISH (Jaish-e-Mohammed), High Sir” in a distortion of a dialogue from the superhit film Uri: The Surgical Strike.
The tweet was not available later as the user had apparently deactivated his account.
According to officials, Hilal has been booked under section 153A (promoting enmity between two different religions) and section 67A (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act. Hilal was a BSc (Mathematics) student and has been suspended by the university after the incident came to light.
AMU public relations officer Omar Saleem Peerzada said, “We have come to know of the highly objectionable tweet. Taking immediate cognisance, the student has been suspended by the university administration,” he said.
ANI quoted Peerzada as saying that the university has zero tolerance for such issues and won’t let the university be discredited. “The student hails from Kashmir and was a BSc (Mathematics) student.”
It may be recalled, in September 2016, a Kashmiri student, Mudassar Yusuf, was expelled from the university for posting ‘objectionable’ comments on Facebook regarding the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri.
Over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed and five injured on Thursday in the biggest terror attack on the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle laden with 100kg of explosives into a bus carrying the security personnel in Pulwama district. The bus was part of a convoy of 78 vehicles of the CRPF that were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
Last Updated Feb 15, 2019, 6:45 PM IST