Srinagar: Issuing a stern warning that situation in Palestine would not be allowed to disrupt peace and Law and Order (L&O) in Kashmir, a senior police officer on Saturday expressing opinion is a freedom but engineering and inciting violence on streets is unlawful.
We would not allow elements to use Palestine situation to disrupt peace and order in Kashmir, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.
“ 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”.
“But, he said, J&K police has a legal responsibility to ensure L&O as well. It, 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”, he said.
He warned that all irresponsible social media comments that results in actual violence and breaking of law including Covid protocol will attract legal action. IGP Kashmir seek cooperation of all citizens.