Youth Slapped With PSA For ‘Hate Post’

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Srinagar– The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday arrested a youth on charges of hate-mongering and justifying the killing of a TV artist by unidentified militants in Chadoora area of Budgam district last month.

Mohammad Irfan Bhat, a resident of Takiya Wagoora village in Baramulla district was booked by Budgam police under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for recording and uploading a video “spreading hate and justifying” the killing of TV artiste Amreen Bhat, who was shot dead by militants inside her home in Chadoora on May 25, a police spokesperson said Saturday.

“The act of uploading such hateful video, justifying killing of artiste Ambreen Bhat on YouTube channel has not only caused alarm and fear amongst the class of people performing art, singing, dancing etc. but also the families associated with them,” he said.

“Moreover, this act also amount to supporting terrorist act, besides such videos have tendency to make more people vulnerable to such attacks,” he added.

Accordingly, the spokesperson said that Bhat involved in “spreading hate and venom” on the social media site has been detained and lodged in Kot Balwal Jail, Jammu.

“Police once again advises the social media users not to get involved in such filthy acts and avoid falling prey to such anti-social and anti-national agenda. Community members are requested to share any such information with Police so that legal action under law shall be taken against such anti-social/anti-national elements,” he added.

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