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Refrain from misuse of social media: DM Kupwara

Refrain from misuse of social media: DM Kupwara


Kupwara, Nov 30 (KNO): District Magistrate Kupwara on Thursday asked people to refrain from all sorts of misuse of all social media networking platforms.

An official order, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), issued by DM Kupwara reads that some anti-national persons or groups are resorting to misuse of social-media networking platforms on internet by ‘preparing’ or ‘posting’ or ‘spreading’ or ‘propagating’ by way of ‘forwarding’ or ‘sharing’ incendiary messages and propaganda of terrorist and separatist outfits.

“Such activities are being carried out with intention to glorify terrorist and their actions, intimidate and terrorise individuals or general public or sections of public, exhort member(s) of public to resort to violence by inciting, encouraging and spreading disaffection/hatred, propagate terrorist and secessionist ideology and false narratives and promoting fell of hatred, ill-will on religious ground and likely to disturb public order and tranquillity,” the order reads.

“Such acts on part of these anti-national persons or groups are prejudicial to the security of the state, maintenance of law and order and are likely to disturb the public tranquility. such acts on the part of these anti-national persons or groups are aimed at terrorising common citizens and public functionaries from discharging their lawful duties,” reads the order.

“In exercise of powers conferred upon me (District Magistrate) by section 144 CrPC 1973, I, Ayushi Sudan, IAS, District Magistrate, Kupwara do hereby prohibit and order the general public to refrain from ‘posting’ or ‘uploading’ or ‘propagating’ by way of ‘forwarding’ or ‘sharing’ any messages or content as mentioned with immediate effect within the limits of District Kupwara”, reads the order—(KNO)

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