Geelani on Twitter?

‘Fake Account’ Triggers Suspense

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 23: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani is a latest political figure to be a victim of ‘fake identity’ on the micro blogging site, Twitter.
While an account by the name of ‘Syed Ali Geelani’ has been creating buzz with reactions on various events related to Kashmir, Geelani disowned the account.  The Twitter account has 3502 followers and is following 87 people. “Syed Ali Geelani” has made 4816 tweets.
The list of followers includes senior journalists, editors from Kashmir, India and Pakistan. After the appearance of the account in the name of Geelani, the followers have increased. A senior journalist has tweeted: “The first nuke bomb likely to explode at very nose of J&K police as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah terms nuclear war warning ad as daft idea.” In reaction, ‘Geelani’ tweeted: “did he mean a draft idea for Genocide of Kashmiris?”  The account has a Display Picture (DP) which shows Geelani as leading the prayers in a room which seems to be his party headquarters at Hyderpora here.
Geelani however was surprised to hear that an account by his name was active on Twitter. “I don’t operate any account on Twitter. I don’t know who is operating it,” Geelani said when asked to comment on the police advisory.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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