Srinagar: Twitter user booked for abusive posts about Kashmiri Pandits
The J&K police today lodged an FIR against a Twitter user for allegedly putting up abusive posts about Kashmiri Pandits. They booked the Twitter user after he relayed a few abusive tweets from his Twitter handle, a police spokesman said. Two days ago, the police had booked another person for allegedly posting offensive tweets about Muslims in the Valley. Here's more.
The spokesman said the police took cognizance of the matter after it surfaced that the tweets were hurtful and also attract penalties under the law. He, however, did not divulge details about the Twitter handle in question. But police sources said the user is a Kashmiri Muslim who had sent out abusive tweets against Kashmiri Pandits following the tweets by a Pandit on Saturday.
Police today booked the second user in the same FIR, which was registered on Saturday. The police spokesman said police would request the Twitter authorities in India to block such users and seek their details so that they could be booked under the law. Police on Saturday booked Ashish Kaul, a Kashmiri Pandit, for allegedly posting abusive tweets from his handle about Kashmiri Muslims.