Social media under scanner in IIOJK: Scores booked for anti-India posts

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian police have registered a case under draconian law Unlawful activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in Srinagar’s Kothi Bagh Police Station on the charges of anti-India and communal posts in relation to forthcoming Hindu pilgrimage Amarnath Yatra. According to Kashmir Media Service, the Yatra is scheduled from June 30 to August 11 this year after a two-year hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

A police spokesman said, it has been reliably learnt that some persons/groups which include Sikhs for Justice have been disseminating anti-India messages ahead of the upcoming Amarnath Yatra and are indulging in activities promoting enmity between different religious groups.

He said they are disseminating messages and ideology of freedom from India, thereby questioning and disrupting sovereignty and territorial integrity of India. Besides, such activities are likely to cause disturbance of peace and public order in IIOJK, he claimed.

He said, an FIR has been registered on the basis of this information and for the purpose of identification of such groups and persons and relevant sections under the UAPA and Indian Penal Code have been invoked. An investigation is underway, he added.—KMS

 

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