TURA, April 1 - The Returning Officer of the Tura Parliamentary seat, Ram Singh today warned of stern action against social media users for posting posts and comments made by anyone that may incite communal hatred.
In the RO notice, people have been advised to refrain from posting, commenting or forwarding content with communal overtones to ensure the election is free and fair and peace and law is maintained.
The memo also added that action would be taken against those found to be doing so, including FIRs against the admin and post owner as well.
Incidentally, a person allegedly made a statement on social media, purportedly from the plain belt asking people to vote for one party owing to the fact that the party would allow the passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and allow people from Bangladesh entry into India.
The social media statement was widely shared and quickly turned viral resulting in hate comments being posted on social media with some even going to the extent of threatening to thrash the person. The page was taken down quickly but damage had already been done.