Srinagar, December 24 (KMS): In illegally occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir, in advertisements in local daily newspapers, Indian police warned social media users of cases falling under the draconian law, the Illegal Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
According to Kashmir Media Service, the ads appeared on the front pages of three major local newspapers. The main motive behind the advertisements is to intimidate freedom-loving Kashmiris and force them not to highlight acts of state terrorism by Indian forces.
Under the UAPA, investigative agencies can have 180 days to investigate a case, compared to 60 to 90 days under ordinary criminal law, meaning that for some offenses the accused cannot seek release under the UAPA. deposit only after six months.
In the ad, police cited examples of social media posts, which they said encouraged violence or acted as agents of terrorists or were threatening messages.
Notably, the ad published Thursday in local dailies is the second of its kind in the past ten days. The first ad that warned social media users appeared on local daily headlines on December 12.
Shortly after the death of the Indian Chief of Staff, General Bipin Rawat in a helicopter crash on December 9, several users of the IIOJK’s social networks had to face the wrath of their self-employed activities. saying anti-national.
One such case involved a J&K Bank employee who was suspended for reacting with a “laughing emoji” to a social media post linked to Rawat’s death. The other case was brought against the head of the Haji public school, Sabbah Haji, after she called CDS a war criminal.