The police said legal action under relevant sections of law has been taken (Representational)
Six people have been charged in Kashmir for allegedly spreading false information and instigative content on social media platforms, the police said on Friday.
"Srinagar Police and Cyber Police Kashmir have taken cognizance against six individuals for propagation of false information, instigative content inciting disaffection and anti-social propaganda on social media platforms. Legal action under relevant sections of law has been taken," the Srinagar Police said in a post on X.
The police said the common public is appealed to desist from posting, sharing or propagating instigative and provocative content, misinformation, anti-social propaganda and rumour mongering.
The Cyber Police Kashmir on Wednesday said cognisance had been taken of various instigative and provocative content shared on social media and action under law was being initiated.
Though the police did not give any further details, sources said the police action came in the aftermath of the row over a social media post by a student of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar.
Protests broke out on Tuesday on the NIT campus in Srinagar's Nigeen locality over the post that allegedly hurt religious sentiments of some students.
The police filed a case against the student for promoting religious enmity between communities.
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