Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal asked the state police to take strict action against those using social media to abuse others. This comes after several incidents of online abuse of politicians and prominent people.
Sonowal further directed the police to deal sternly with issues of online abuse and urged the cyber-cell to be more watchful of offenders. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Assam police has booked a man in Tihu town – Rakesh Misra for allegedly posting objectionable statements against local MLA Pabindra Deka.
It is also to be noted that Parimal Gore, an office bearer of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation’s youth wing, was arrested earlier this month on charges of criminal conspiracy and intention to promote enmity between communities.
Gore, from the Biswanath district, had shared a post originally written by Bipul Sharma that was highly critical of the chief minister, calling him an opportunist. Also, human rights activist Bondita Acharya was threatened with acid attack and rape online by activists of a saffron outfit after she condemned the arrest of 3 people for allegedly possessing beef, last month.
Additionally, Singer Zubeen Garg was also threatened with murder on Facebook last month by a man, who was later arrested.