Police today said that it has taken cognizance against 6 individuals for the propagation of false information about the latest ‘sensitive content’ posted by a student at NIT Srinagar.
Srinagar Police & Cyber Police Kashmir have taken cognizance against 06 individuals for propagation of false information, instigating content inciting disaffection & anti-social propaganda on social media platforms.
Legal action under relevant sections of law has been taken,” police said in a tweet and appealed common public to desist from posting, sharing, propagating instigative, provocative content, misinformation, anti-social propaganda & rumour mongering on social media.
Earlier, Jammu Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) RR Swain emphasized strict actions against social media content capable of inciting communal unrest, promoting terrorism, or disturbing peace.
He affirmed the police’s duty to prevent disrespect towards Prophet Muhammad (SAW) or any religious group.
Speaking to reporters in Jammu, DGP Swain discussed the recent derogatory video posted by an NIT student, highlighting the police’s intent to apprehend those spreading objectionable content disrupting communal harmony or instigating violence.
Pertinently, students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, in a statement issued to The Kashmiriyat said that On 28th Nov, they carried out a peaceful procession as they were “deeply hurt” with the story uploaded on Instagram by a student of the college.
The blasphemous remark triggered a series of protests in some colleges of the valley which continued on Friday.
On Friday, protests were taken out in the Islamic University of Science and Technology and at the Kashmir University to demand action against the accused student.
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