Mumbai: The Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad (ATS) on Tuesday blocked the Tehreek-e-Taliban Hindustan page on a social networking site as it was “dangerous and sensitive and against national interests”.
The page, created in September, spoke about the killing of Muslims in India, a fight for free Kashmir and formation of a separate state, Khalistan. The Union home ministry is being briefed about the developments. The Facebook page could be a hoax, officials said. Its title was designed on the pattern of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a banned outfit.
ATS chief Rakesh Maria said, “We are making all efforts to find out the truth.” The page spoke about atrocities against Muslims. “We have blocked the page and are conducting investigations,” said Amitesh Kumar, additional commissioner of police, ATS. An ATS officer said that the page was probably created in Marathwada.
The Times of India, December 18, 2013