The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday evening arrested a government school teacher and a college student in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir for a “communally sensitive” Facebook post, reported The Indian Express. Rajouri Senior Superintendent of Police Youngal Manhas said that the post by Shokat Ali, a student at Government Post Graduate College, could potentially create communal tension in the state.
Ali also shared a “highly sensitive video” on a Whatsapp group run by government school teacher Anwar Hussain, the police said. “Taking strong note of the video, the police registered a case under relevant sections at Rajouri Police Station, after which the duo was arrested,” a police officer told Greater Kashmir.
It is not known when Ali made the Facebook post or shared the video. Both accused have been lodged in the district jail at Dhangri.
Police rescue three people trying to hoist Indian flag
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday rescued three people after local residents objected to their attempt to unfurl the national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on the eve of Independence Day, and tried to beat them up, PTI reported. According to the police, the victims were not local residents.
While three members of the group fled, the others argued with the crowd. The police managed to prevent the altercation and rescued the three, who were later let off, said an official.