Man booked for hate comment on Facebook in Kathua

Administration urges people not to pay heed to propaganda
Man booked for hate comment on Facebook in Kathua
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An FIR has been registered against a man for allegedly making an objectionable comment on Facebook against a particular community on a sensitive issue in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, officials said Tuesday.

Police have taken cognisance of the matter and legal actionas warranted under law will be taken against the accused, they said.

"An FIR under sections 153 (promoting enmity betweendifferent groups on grounds of religion) and 295 (deliberate and malicious actsintended to outrage religious feeling) of RPC and under the IT Act has beenregistered at police station Kathua and investigation started," a policespokesperson said.

People in Kathua blocked a highway at Chadwal to protestagainst the hateful post on Facebook.

They threatened that they would launch a massive agitationif the accused is not arrested.The administration urged the people not to payheed to any propaganda or rumour and to maintain communal harmony.

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