Human rights activist arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14 : Human rights activist Mohammad Ahsan Untoo was arrested for allegedly inciting violence through social media platforms, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Friday.

According to a Police spokesman, Untoo, resident of North Kashmir, is a proactive “secessionist” and an active participant and speaker at Twitter spaces titled ‘Radio Resistance Kashmir,’ which is run by “two known secessionists” Muzammil Ayyub Thakur and Asif Dar.
“These known secessionists, who are accused in several cases along with Ahsan Untoo, are actively spreading hatred against the Union of India on the social media platform,” police said on Friday.

Police added that by “spreading false propaganda, disinformation campaign and hate speech through these social media spaces”, Ahsan Untoo “is not only threatening to disturb the prevailing peaceful atmosphere of UT of J&K, but spreading disaffection, ill-will and disharmony against the Union of India”.

“He was also actively spreading the terrorist secessionist agenda, thus inciting the youth to resort to violence and indulge in unlawful activities,” the spokesman added.
Police said that Srinagar Police, while taking cognisance of the matter, registered a case against him under relevant sections of law.
“Investigation into the matter has been initiated and the accused has been arrested. He is in police remand. Further action under law shall follow,” police added.

Source: UNI

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