Misuse Of Social Media In Kulgam, Dc Issued Important Order
In response to the escalating misuse of social media networking platforms, Dr. Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat, IAS, District Magistrate Kulgam, has issued a comprehensive order addressing concerns related to the propagation of incendiary messages and propaganda by anti-national entities.
Key Areas of Concern Addressed:
- Glorification of Terrorism: The order explicitly targets content that glorifies terrorists and their actions, recognizing the potential threat to public security.
- Intimidation and Terrorism: Measures are implemented to prevent the intimidation and terrorization of individuals, the general public, and specific sections of the community through online platforms.
- Incitement to Violence: The order restricts the incitement to violence by curbing the dissemination of content that encourages members of the public to resort to violent actions, promoting disaffection and hatred.
- Ideological Propagation: Efforts are made to curtail the spread of terrorist and secessionist ideologies, along with false narratives that may disrupt public order.
- Religious Harmony: Preventing the promotion of feelings of hatred and ill-will on religious grounds, with the aim of preserving public order and tranquility.
Details of the Order:
- Territorial Limits: The restrictions outlined in the order are applicable within the territorial limits of District Kulgam.
- Immediate Enforcement: The order comes into immediate effect, requiring individuals to refrain from ‘posting,’ ‘uploading,’ or propagating specified content through ‘forwarding’ or ‘sharing.’
- Legal Basis: Issued under the powers conferred upon Dr. Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat by Section 144 of Cr.PC 1973.
This proactive measure by the District Magistrate emphasizes the commitment of the government to ensuring the security of the state, maintaining law and order, and safeguarding public tranquility in Kulgam.
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