Srinagar, Aug 18: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Tuesday said that it is monitoring all the social networking sites and are collecting details of such people who are participating in spreading wrong information.
The police also maintained that it was taking action against those who were spreading rumours.
“We have clear orders to collect details of all such people who are participating in spreading wrong information in the Union territory,” one of the top police officials told news agency KINS wishing not to be named.
He said that the Police have managed to control rumor mongering in the valley. “In the past miscreants were using social media to spread rumours and instigate people, however after strict measures the police have managed to curb on rumor mongering,” the official said.
The official said that cases of hooliganism and mischievous elements creating disturbances were reported from certain areas but were dealt with by security agencies.
He said that the rumour mongers now feel fear that if they post anything on social media, they will be charged.
“Whatever is happening in social media, police is well aware of that. Our message is clear that if anybody tries to spread a rumor or indulge in any other illegal activity the legal action will be taken,” he warned.
He said that to prevent misuse of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Kashmir Cyber Police had already registered several cases.
“The cases were lodged on the basis of continuous reports we were receiving on the misuse of social media, who defied the government orders and misused the social media platforms to create trouble in Jammu and Kashmir,”