J&K: Youth arrested for sharing 'objectionable post' on Facebook
In an effort to crack down on individuals trying to create communal disharmony, a youth has been arrested for allegedly sharing a post against a particular community on his Facebook page in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Showkat Ali of Barota area of Kalakote shared the post yesterday which hurt the sentiments of a particular community, SSP, Rajouri, Yougal Manhas said.
'Don't use social media for spreading hatred'
Soon after the matter came to the notice of police, a team was constituted and a person was arrested after registration of a case against him in Rajouri, Manhas said. Police have advised people to use social media as a platform for their personal as well as social development and not turn it into a platform for spreading hatred, he said.
Appeal to parents to counsel their wards
Police also appealed to parents to counsel their wards to use social media networks in a positive way and not make it a cause of worry for society. The SSP said that some Facebook pages, as well as WhatsApp groups, are under the scanner for circulating hate messages. It is clear warning to those attempting to take the law into their hands, he said.