Sedition Charges On Kashmiri Boy For Liking & Sharing Anti-India Posts On Facebook

Raipur: A youth from Jammu and Kashmir have been arrested on sedition charge by the Chhattisgarh police for posting anti-India content on his Facebook account.

A masked Kashmiri protester throws back an exploded tear gas shell back to Indian policemen during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 3, 2016. Anti-India separatist leaders called for protest after Friday prayers against the Indian government's alleged plans to construct separate colonies for Indian soldiers and Hindu Kashmiri Pandit community in the valley. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Dipanshu Kabra who is Inspector General of Police in Durg District said that Tauseef Ahmad Bhat works with a mobile company in Durg District, Chhattisgarh. He was arrested last night by the local police.

IG Dipanshu said that On 2nd August, a group of local youths of Chattisgarh had lodged a complaint that Bhat had shared anti-India content on the social media Facebook.

Police said Bhat has been booked for forwarding , commenting on and “liking” several “anti-India” posts on a social networking site Facebook.

After an initial investigation, a team of Durg police nabbed Bhat from Jammu-Tawi Express at Sagar railway station in Madhya Pradesh when he was on his way to Kashmir.

IG said that Tauseef Ahmad Bhat is a native of Sopore, J&K.  Bhat graduated from a private engineering college in Bhilai in Durg district, Chattisgarh. He has been booked under section 124(a) of IPC (sedition).