Pampore: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Awantipora, Ajaz Ahmad Zargar on Tuesday urged the people of the police district to refrain from the misuse of social media, warning that legal action will be taken against anyone found engaging in such activities. The district magistrate Pulwama has issued a restriction order, treating any violations as cognizable offences.
In an important message, SSP Awantipora appealed to the general public, especially the youth, to desist from misusing social media and to act as responsible citizens.
“There is a need for cautious and restricted use of social media to prevent the propagation of anti-national ideologies, promotion of terrorist actions, spreading intimidation, and circulating false rumours,” SSP Zargar told Kashmir Reader. He advised people to use social media responsibly and exercise caution, ensuring that they do not inadvertently or intentionally share or engage with any content that supports anti-national activities.
Maintaining distance from such content is crucial for the well-being of the community, the SSP said.
He said his message is directed towards parents because the youth, especially those in their tender age, predominantly use social media. “Parents have a responsibility to ensure their children do not misuse mobile phones or social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, or other platforms to propagate anti-national ideologies,” he said.
In such cases, a restriction order has been issued by the district magistrate of Pulwama, treating it as a cognizable offence, with the possibility of forming a panel for legal action against those violating the order.