NEW DELHI: Twitter has suspended the account of StandWithKashmir, an Islamist organisation, for “artificially magnifying or suppressing information or engaging in behaviour that manipulates people’s experience” on the platform. The organisation has a history of supporting terrorists and extremism in Jammu and Kashmir.
StandWithKashmir (SWK) portrays itself as a “Kashmiri diaspora-driven independent global citizen grassroots group committed to standing in solidarity with the people of Kashmir in ending the occupation and supporting their right to self-determination.”
In the past, StandWithKashmir has supported terrorists i.e. Yasin Malik who has ties with the LeT, Riyaz Naikoo, a senior commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen who was eliminated by security forces. SWK also calls Asiya Andrabi a ‘socio-political activist’ despite her known links to terrorists.
Interestingly, a member of this group is a member of the Joe Biden administration. Sameera Fazili of Kashmiri origin has been appointed as the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. She is a member of SWK, who has made awkward comments in the past.