Taxila: Two Booked For Allegedly Spreading Extremism On Social Media

  • SP Syed Ali informed the media reporters that Taxila police had launched a crackdown on the elements that use social media to propagate the extremist narrative and spread hate speech.
  • A case has been registered against the suspects under Section 295-A and Section 11 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act.
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The importance of social media can’t be denied as it gently advocates the voices of people – with some of them become a collective thought, and comes true to the norms of globalization and democracy, the two admissible norms of the modern world.

Different social networking sites offer people a platform to express their opinion and the public can also show annoyance with the policies of governments and international players via these networking sites and help the authorities to redirect and devise the policies and decisions.

Given the tremendous importance of social media, it does have some daunting repercussions as well as people and different organizations largely aiming to spread militancy and terror use the power of social media to execute their untoward and troublesome agenda.

Taxila police this Friday arrested two people allegedly for spreading religious extremism on social media. Potohar division SP Syed Ali informed the media reporters that Taxila police had launched a crackdown on the elements that use social media to propagate the extremist narrative and spread hate speech through FaceBook against different sects and made two arrests on Friday, Dawn report read.

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The suspects who have been taken into custody have been identified as Aslam Sheikh and Yasir Abbas. Head constable Shahid Khan of Taxila police has registered a case against the suspects under Section 295-A and Section 11 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act and started investigations into the matter, SP added.

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