Indian police further tighten noose around social media users

Srinagar, May 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in yet another move to further restrict social media use, Director General of Indian Police Dilbagh Singh has directed the police to use all the technology and related tools to keep a check on the social media users.

Chairing a high level meeting at Police headquarters in Srinagar, the top police officer also called for continuing cordon and search operations.

“DGP while speaking on the occasion directed the officers to augment the security grids to further improve safe and secure environment for the citizens. He stressed that the action against the militants and their associates should continue and all the suspicious elements should be kept under check so as to foil their ill designs aimed at disrupting normal lives of the people,” a police spokesman said in a statement.

Underscoring the need for pro-active role of the law enforcing agencies, the DGP has directed police officers to put in place effective measures for maintaining peace and order in coordination with other security forces, the spokesman said. “Singh said that police along with other security forces has ensured rule of law after facing tough challenges and have succeeded to maintaining sense of security among the people. He said that our efforts will continue to strengthen the peace in J&K.”

He directed that a mechanism must be put in place to identify and bring to book all the “mischief mongers”, who are found using the social media for “anti-national and anti-social activities.”

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