San Francisco: Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's Twitter account 'HafizSaeedLive' has been suspended by the social networking site for frequently posting about the ongoing protests in Kashmir valley after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
Hafiz Saeed has been branded as an international terrorist by the United Nations and is known for making hate speeches. He is also accused of masterminding the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
Indian security agencies reportedly complained that his Twitter handle was 'inciting violence', with repeated posts on Burhan Wani's death.
The suspension by Twitter comes in wake of a speech Saeed made at a meet in Lahore on Tuesday, where he said that the ongoing protests in Kashmir would be intensified and warned that the deaths in the region would not be in vain.
Saeed said, "This time the people in Kashmir are on streets. This protest has become a mass movement. All groups in Kashmir have united. All the wings of the Hurriyat have become one. The Muttahida Jihad Council and all other groups have come on to the same platform. Those who have died in Kashmir, their deaths will not be in vain."
As per latest reports, 37 people have been killed and several others injured, with both civilians and security forces turning hostile in protest-related violence in Kashmir, after locals took to the streets to condemn the killing of Wani.
He had also asserted that people in Pakistan should support Kashmiris. "We Pakistani should support our Kashmiri brothers. Their sweat, blood is our sweat and blood. Their way of thinking is also our way of thinking," he said.
"We in Pakistan will intensify the movement which is taking place in Kashmir. When Pakistan join hands in this movement with Kashmir then Kashmir will become part of Pakistan," he added.