Meghalaya police registers case against FB user over "inflammatory" posts



The Meghalaya Police has registered a case against one Vicky Dey for posting videos and posts on Facebook with the “intention to promote enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race etc.”

According to a press release issued by the Superintendent of Police (SP) of East Khasi Hills, Sylvester Nongtnger on Wednesday, a letter has been sent to Facebook for taking down his account and to remove the said videos/posts from the platform and response for the same is awaited.

"Following the information from certain quarters that the said person is outside the state of Meghalaya, a 'Lookout Notice' has been sent to the concerned authorities for detaining the person for necessary action from this end," the SP.

The state police are tracking the activities on social media given the re-emergence of the Ichamati issue in the state, to ensure that inflammatory posts and comments do not disturb the peace and tranquillity in the State.

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The tribal-non tribal clash which occurred months ago at Ichamati under Shella block in East Khasi Hills district has come to haunt the state again over the last few weeks following the submission of a petition by three individuals to Governor Satya Pal Malik on October 15, and several other representations submitted to central leaders by certain individuals and groups.

Reacting to this, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday, questioned the intention of the trio who had submitted the petition to the governor, even as he suspect that the same was done with some “malign intention”.

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