SRINAGAR — Stating that the Jammu and Kashmir Police is sensitive to public anguish over the “unfortunate situation in Palestine”, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) for Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, on Saturday warned people against “irresponsible social media comments that result in actual violence” on streets.
“J&K Police is keeping a very close watch on elements who are attempting to leverage the unfortunate situation in Palestine to disturb public peace and order in the Kashmir valley,” the top police officer said.
“We are a professional force and are sensitive to public anguish. But J&K Police has a legal responsibility to ensure law and order as well. It, however, wouldn’t allow cynical encashment of the public anger to trigger violence, lawlessness and disorder on Kashmir streets,” he said. “Expressing opinion is a freedom but engineering and inciting violence on streets is unlawful.”
“All irresponsible social media comments that results in actual violence and breaking of law including Covid protocol will attract legal action,” the IGP said, urging the people to cooperate.