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Police Warns Social Media Customers in Kashmir, Second Time In 10 Days

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‘You Are What You Submit, Assume Earlier than You Share’

Srinagar- In a second such warning in lower than a fortnight, the Jammu & Kashmir Police has warned social media customers to chorus from posting content material that’s “supporting & selling militancy by social media or face circumstances beneath the stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.”

The commercial issued on the entrance pages of Srinagar dailies has warned social media customers that “supporting and selling terror is as grave because the precise act of terror”.

Notably, the commercial printed within the December 23 version of native dailies is the second of its variety within the final ten days. The primary commercial that had warned social media customers was printed on the entrance pages of native dailies on twelfth December, a day earlier than the militants ambushed a Police bus in Zewan space of Srinagar leaving three policemen lifeless and 11 others injured.

Within the commercial that was printed beneath the banner of “BEWARE SOCIAL MEDIA USERS”, J&Okay Police had cited few examples of social media posts, which it claimed have been both “selling violence” or “acted as brokers of terrorist handlers”. One of many display screen grabs shared by J&Okay Police within the commercial is of a Fb publish “urging village/Mohalla/city committees of Kashmir to be sure that not a single non-local lives in Kashmir.”

Pertinently, one other instance cited by J&Okay Police are some display screen grabs of Telegram messages the place an unknown individual is figuring out one other. “It isn’t regular to behave as info brokers of militant handlers in Pakistan and assist them to kill your neighbor and colleagues.” are the captions working beneath the display screen seize.

One other screengrab shared within the commercial is of United Liberation Entrance of Jammu and Kashmir, a militant outfit, warning policemen that “they might face comparable violence if they didn’t resign from their jobs”. This was issued after a policeman was killed in Srinagar. Alongside with this, a information report on the Policeman’s killing was additionally hooked up together with a caption, “It isn’t regular both to publish or ahead risk messages.”

It’s pertinent to say right here that quickly after Chief of Defence Workers, Basic Bipin Rawat’s dying in a helicopter crash, a number of social media customers in J&Okay needed to face wrath of their “anti-national” actions. One among such circumstances was of a J&Okay Financial institution worker who was suspended for reacting with a ‘laughing emoji’ on a social media publish associated to the CDS’ dying. The opposite case was filed in opposition to the director of Haji Public College, Sabbah Haji after she referred to as CDS “a warfare legal”.

Within the newest commercial, J&Okay Police has clearly talked about that the “supporting or selling terror” is punishable beneath part 13 and 18 of UAPA. “You might be what you publish, assume earlier than you share. Don’t get trapped. Your one flawed click on may land you right here(jail). You might be caught, we all know you.” are the opposite captions utilized by J&Okay Police to warn social media customers within the newest commercial.

UAPA is an anti-terror legislation during which the legal will be detained with no trial for six months. Beneath UAPA, after six months, the accused is entitled to “default bail” if investigators fail to submit a chargesheet.

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Police Warns Social Media Customers in Kashmir, Second Time In 10 Days

Zaid Bin Shabir

Zaid Bin Shabir is a particular correspondent at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @Zaidbinshabir

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