Palestine Situation: Police in Kashmir Keeping Eye on Social Media

IGP Vijay Kumar | KO File Photo

Srinagar- Police in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday said that it was keeping a very close watch on social media as according to it there are “elements who are attempting to leverage the unfortunate situation in Palestine to disturb peace and order in the Kashmir valley.”

“We are a professional force and are sensitive to public anguish. But J&K police has a legal responsibility to ensure law and order as well. It, however, wouldn’t allow cynical encashment of the public anger to trigger violence, lawlessness and disorder on Kashmir streets,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a statement to Kashmir Observer.

“Expressing opinion is a freedom but engineering and inciting violence on streets is unlawful. All irresponsible social media comments that results in actual violence and breaking of law including Covid protocol will attract legal action. IGP Kashmir urges cooperation of all citizens,” Kumar added.

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