Jammu and Kashmir human rights activist arrested for inciting violence through social media platforms

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Srinagar: A human rights activist from Jammu and Kashmir has been arrested 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 in Jammu and Kashmir.

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“It has been reliably learned that Mohd Ahsan Untoo…a proactive secessionist, is an active participant and speaker in Twitter spaces, titled ‘Radio Resistance Kashmir’, run by two known secessionists Muzammil Ayyub Thakur and Dr. Asif Dar “, PTI news agency quoted a J&K police spokesperson.

According to reports, Untoo used to spread disinformation campaigns and hate speech 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 with Untoo, were actively spreading hatred against the Indian Union on social media platforms.

“By spreading false propaganda, disinformation campaigns and hate speech through these social media spaces, Untoo not only threatens to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere that prevails in the territory of the Union, but also spreads disaffection , ill will and discord against the Union of India,” the spokesperson added.

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The police also informed that an investigation into the case has been opened and Untoo is currently in pre-trial detention.

The aforementioned activities of Untoo amount to the commission of an offense recognizable by him and hence, Srinagar Police have registered a case against him under the relevant sections of the Indian Criminal Court (IPC).

(With entries from PTI.)

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