Srinagar: A human rights activist from Jammu & Kashmir was booked and later arrested by Police for allegedly inciting violence and spreading false propaganda through social media platforms.
Identified as Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, a resident of Kupwara district, is the chairman of the International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir.
“It was reliably learnt that Mohd Ahsan Untoo…a proactive secessionist, is an active participant and speaker at Twitter spaces, titled ‘Radio Resistance Kashmir’, led by two known secessionists Muzammil Ayyub Thakur and Dr. Asif Dar,” news agency PTI quoted a J&K Police spokesperson as saying.
According to reports, Untoo used to spread disinformation campaigns and hate speeches on micro-blogging site Twitter and several other social media platforms.
The spokesperson further said that Thakur and Dar who are accused in several cases along with Untoo were actively spreading hatred against the Union of India on social media platforms.
“By spreading false propaganda, disinformation campaign and hate speech through these social media spaces, Untoo is not only threatening to disturb the prevailing peaceful atmosphere of the union territory, but also spreading disaffection, ill-will and disharmony against the Union of India,” the spokesman added.
The Police have also informed that an investigation into the matter has been initiated and Untoo is currently in remand.
The aforementioned activities by Untoo amount to the commission of cognisable offense by him and therefore Srinagar Police have registered a case against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Court (IPC).
(With inputs from PTI.)