The much-awaited Ayodhya verdict is all set to be declared today and ahead of the big day, there is a message doing rounds on social media platforms warning the readers of their chats and calls being monitored.
The viral message says that their social media accounts will be monitored with electronic devices being connected with the ministry in the wake of the apex court’s judgment on the title suit of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.
The viral message claims that all calls and messages are recorded and anyone who will make communal or political comments on social media will be charged and the cybercrime department will initiate action against them.
Here are the viral messages:
New rules of communication will come into force from tomorrow: –
— Pitam Baneree (@Pitambj4) November 8, 2019
The post is being widely shared on WhatsApp and Facebook. While the intention of the message is noble, it must be noted that no such surveillance of social media is being conducted.
While Ayodhya administration has warned residents of the district against making any defamatory remark on deities, the city police have confirmed that the viral message is fake.
On November 5, the Twitter account of Ayodhya police said that some people had attempted to spread rumors on social media. The report, shared by Ayodhya police, stated that such efforts for spreading fake rumors have been neutralized.
Ayodhya district magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha has issued a slew of directives in view of the Supreme Court’s today’s verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title dispute case. “No attempt should be allowed to make any insulting remarks on great personalities, deities, and gods on any social media platform such as Instagram, Twitter, and Whatsapp. Besides, no installation of an idol of any deity will take place without permission from the district administration,” says the order.