Three days after the Tripura Police charged four Supreme Court lawyers under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), police have invoked the same stringent anti-terrorism law against 102 social media handles, and served notices on US-based Internet companies seeking detailed information on the owners of these accounts.
Brilliant work @Tripura_Police in putting #UAPA againt malicious twitter handles. Obviously the fake news of the mosque vandalism was spread with an intent to cause mayhem in Tripura on the lines of the Bangladesh communal riots. More power to you! pic.twitter.com/wXvCCxNp3a— TheAngryIndian (@sway_hi) November 6, 2021
In a notice served through Twitter’s online Law Enforcement Request system, the officer in-charge of West Agartala police station asked for the blocking of 102 handles, which he said were spreading “objectionable news items/ statements” about the recent clashes and alleged attacks on mosques in the state.
1/4— Tripura Police (@Tripura_Police) November 4, 2021
Tripura Police once again appeals to all not to believe unverified posts on social media and not to like/ retweet those posts since it amounts to rumour mongering.