Won’t allow elements to use Palestine situation to disrupt peace & order in Kashmir, says IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

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Palestine situation: Won’t allow elements to use Palestine situation to disrupt peace & order in Kashmir, says IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

At least twenty persons have been arrested in connection with pro-Palestine protest amid corona curfew here in Srinagar. Official sources and reports reaching The Awam News (TAN) said that the police have arrested these persons from several places of Srinagar. Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar confirmed to TAN that arrest of 20 persons in Srinagar.

The top police officer reiterated that Police was “keeping a very close watch on elements who are attempting to leverage the unfortunate situation in Palestine to disturb public peace and order in the Kashmir valley.” “We are a professional force and are sensitive to public anguish. But J&K police has a legal responsibility to ensure law and order as well. It, however, wouldn’t allow cynical encashment of the public anger to trigger violence, lawlessness and disorder on Kashmir streets,” he said, adding, “Expressing opinion is a freedom but engineering and inciting violence on streets is unlawful.

All irresponsible social media comments that results in actual violence and breaking of law including Covid protocol will attract legal action.” He said people are urged to co-operate. (TAN)

‘Expressing opinion a freedom, but engineering, inciting violence on streets unlawful, seeks cooperation of all citizens’

Srinagar, May 15 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir police Saturday said that it was keeping a close watch on elements who are attempting to leverage the “unfortunate situation in Palestine” to disturb peace and order in Kashmir.

J&K Police is keeping a very close watch on elements who are attempting to leverage the unfortunate situation in Palestine to disturb public peace and order in the Kashmir valley. We are a professional force and are sensitive to public anguish,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told news agency—The Awam News (TAN).He said that “But J&K police have a legal responsibility to ensure law and order as well.”The IGP police, however, wouldn’t allow cynical encashment of the public anger to trigger violence, lawlessness and disorder on Kashmir streets.

“Expressing opinion is a freedom but engineering and inciting violence on streets is unlawful. All irresponsible social media comments that results in actual violence and breaking of law including Covid protocol will attract legal action. IGP Kashmir urges cooperation of all citizens,” the IGP said—(TAN)

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