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JAMMU: In wake of Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF men were martyred on February 14 and aftermath situation in Jammu, Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar (District Magistrate) has issued advisory especially for the users of social media.
He said district police has reported that various irresponsible messages which can hurt regional and religious sentiments are being transmitted, forwarded and circulated on social media in Jammu District.
With due consideration to the freedom of expression there is also accountability to be associated with this freedom, he said.
Therefore to avoid such type of activities on whatsapp/facebook and any other forum of social media group and for proper maintenance of law and order in the district, he said, “I invoke the powers vested in me under Section 144 CrPC and order that every social media group administrator shall register his group with SHO, concerned within two days from the issuance of this order and each whatsapp/facebook group admin shall report to the nearest police station if any posts or rumours being circulated which are sensitive and likely to cause public disorder.”
“The admin shall be ready to bear responsibility and ownership of the content posted in the group and he/she shall immediately delete the said comment in addition to reporting to the nearest police station,” he said.
He added that each whatsapp group admin shall immediately enable message uploading status to “only admins can send messages” from today for one week till February 28, 2019 in the first instance.
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