Tripura violence: After SC lawyers, 102 social media accounts face UAPA charge
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Tripura violence: After SC lawyers, 102 social media accounts face UAPA charge

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November 7, 2021

Three days after they charged four Supreme Court lawyers under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), police in Tripura have invoked the same stringent anti-terrorism law against 102 social media handles, and served notices on US-based Internet companies seeking detailed information on the owners of these accounts.


New Delhi, 07 November 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express,  In a notice served through Twitter’s online Law Enforcement Request system, the officer in-charge of West Agartala police station asked for the blocking of 102 handles, which he said were spreading “objectionable news items/ statements” about the recent clashes and alleged attacks on mosques in the state. Police also asked Twitter for information on the users or administrators of these accounts, who they claimed had posted fake or fabricated photos and statements online that had “potential to flare up communal tension”. Similar notices were served on Facebook and YouTube as well.

Source - indianexpress.com

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