Police Threaten Facebook Users

Sep 14

KONS- J&K Police today said it has registered cases against unidentified persons for uploading recent video clip showing a group of Kashmiri youth being paraded naked by the security forces.
Calling them “morphed pictures” loaded on prominent social networking sites like the YouTube and Facebook police said aim has been to ‘incite people against security forces’.
The spokesman said that efforts were on to trace the origin of the video clipping and apprehend the persons responsible for uploading it.
“Some miscreants are making repeated attempts to upload morphed pictures on YouTube against security forces to incite people.
Two cases already stand registered in this connection with the Crime Branch,” he said here.
The video clipping first appeared on YouTube and then was widely circulated on Facebook.
The spokesman said uploading transmission of such pictures was a criminal offence punishable under section 66-A of Information Technology Act.
“It is also punishable under Section 505 of Ranbir Panel Code which is a cognizable offence and attracts a rigorous imprisonment for three years and fine,” the spokesman said.
“The general public is advised not to fall prey to such unverified and baseless rumours”, he said.
It is noteworthy that public anger is running deep in Kashmir and police is accused of wanton killings and arrests.
90 people have died in last three months of unrest in police and CRPF firing and estimated 1600 have been injured. Hundreds more have been rounded up for taking part in the subsequent protests on charges of stone pelting.

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