Jammu IG warns against circulating fake messages on social media

After 2G mobile Internet services were restored in five districts of Jammu region on Saturday, a police officer warned of strict action against anyone circulating fake messages or videos on social media.

"The internet services have been restored in five districts of Jammu region -- Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi. General public is requested to refrain from sharing or circulating any type of fake messages or videos in the social media which might vitiate the peaceful atmosphere," Jammu Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh said in a statement here.

He said strict legal action would be taken against whosoever found circulating "hate messages".

Restrictions have also been relaxed in 35 police stations in the Kashmir Valley.

Kashmir was placed under a total clampdown on August 5, hours before the Centre announced its move to abrogate provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI

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