Police warns of action against misuse of internet messaging

Jammu and Kashmir Police have warned of action under law against those who ‘misuse’ mobile phone SMS and internet messages intended to stoke communal tension.

“Misuse of  mobile phone SMS and Internet  messaging  service  to spread   malicious rumours with an intention to  stoke communal tension and  violent activity constitutes commission of offences  under the various provisions of  Unlawful Activities (Prev) Act, the Information Technology Act and Ranbir Penal Code” said a police spokesman adding “anyone  who  forwards such messages (including  audio,  photos or videos) to other individuals or groups  shall be liable for  legal  action under law.”

The warning comes close on the heels of lifting of ban on internet that was enforced in the state on the eve of Eid and lifted this morning.

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