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Pulwama Attack: Police register FIR against AMU student for hailing terror group

Bilal Was Booked Under Section 153A And Section 67A Of The Information Technology Act.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 15 Feb 2019, 04:39:02 PM
AMU student hails Pulwama attack

New Delhi:

An FIR has been registered against the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student, Basim Hilal, on Friday for his tweet over the Pulwama attack. Bilal on his tweet wrote, “high on JAISH (e Mohammad)” after Pulwama attack. The tweet was not available later as the user presumably deactivated his account.

He was booked under section 153A (promoting enmity between two different religions) and section 67A (for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act. Basim Hilal, BSc Mathematics student, has been suspended by the university. The student has also been banned from entering into the campus.

"We've come to know of the highly objectionable tweet. Taking immediate cognizance 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," says Omar Saleem Peerzada, AMU PRO on Basim Hilal.

Earlier today, Home Minister Rajnath Singh helped carry the coffin of a slain CRPF jawan after he laid a wreath on the mortal remains of the troops, who were killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Shortly after arriving from Delhi, the home minister attended a solemn function here where the remains of 40 CRPF personnel were kept in coffins, draped with tricolour. Singh helped carry the coffin of a slain CRPF jawan before it was flown out of Jammu and Kashmir in a special aircraft, an official present at the function said.

The home minister, Governor Satya Pal Malik, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh besides others attended the wreath-laying ceremony.  "The nation will not forget the supreme sacrifice of our brave CRPF jawans. I have paid my last respects to the martyrs of Pulwama. The sacrifice will not go in vain," Singh said.

The dignitaries stood in silence till the coffins were loaded in a truck which went to the Srinagar airport, the official said.  Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.

The bus was part of a convoy of 78 vehicles CRPF travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.

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First Published : 15 Feb 2019, 04:38:21 PM