Man booked under PSA for hate-mongering in Budgam: Police

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SRINAGAR — Police on Saturday said that a hatemonger was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) for spreading hate and justifying the killing of a lady artiste by uploading a video on social media.

In a statement to GNS, the police said that a hate-monger identified as Mohammad Irfan Bhat son of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, resident of Takiya Wagoora Kreeri Baramulla has been booked under PSA by Budgam Police for recording and uploading a video, spreading hate and justifying the killing of an artiste Amreen Bhat who was shot dead by ‘terrorists’ in Hashroo Chadoora on May 25, 2022.

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The police spokesman further stated that the act of uploading such hateful video, justifying the killing of artiste Ambreen Bhat on the YouTube channel has not only caused alarm and fear amongst the class of people performing art, singing, dancing etc. but also the families associated with them. Moreover, this act also amounts to supporting militant acts, and such videos have a tendency to make more people vulnerable to such attacks.

Accordingly, the person involved in spreading hate and venom on the social media site has been detained and lodged in Kot Balwal Jail Jammu, he said.

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“Police once again advise the social media users not to get involved in such filthy acts and avoid falling prey to such an anti-social and anti-national agenda. Community members are requested to share any such information with the police so that legal action under law shall be taken against such anti-social/anti-national elements,” reads the statement.

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