JORHAT, June 30 - Jorhat Police in association with Brothers, an NGO actively involved in anti-superstitious activities across Assam, organised an awareness meeting to prevent superstitions, fake news, rumours and other forms of social evils at the District Library Auditorium here on Friday.
Sahaji Bhosle from Maharashtra, a noted social activist involved in awareness drives against superstitious beliefs, spoke at length at the meeting which was attended by VDP members, gaonburhas, members of various women organisations and student leaders.
Bhosle asked the people not to believe in any incident or any kind of news without knowing about the real facts.
Among others, Jorhat Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Nimbalkar, Dibyajyoti Saikia from Brothers, and several eminent persons of Jorhat attended the meeting.
Nimbalkar said that the meeting was organised to discuss and sensitise people about the current problems of society, namely superstition and rumour mongering, and to make the citizens aware about these matters.
The SP urged the people to remain alert and not believe in anything that is uploaded in the social media without verifying the facts.
He asked the people to contact police immediately if they come to know about anti-social elements spreading fake news or rumours with an intention to create mischief.