J&K social media groups asked to register with police

Jammu: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district have asked groups on sites like Facebook and WhatsApp to register with the police, in a step to keep a check on rumour mongers on social media.

Kathua District Magistrate Raghav Langer said the order was issued after receiving numerous complaints from the district police regarding circulation of irresponsible and provocative messages by unscrupulous and anti-social elements on the social media.

According to the order, the spokesperson said the administrators of WhatsApp and Facebook groups shall report to the nearest police station if they see any posts or rumour being circulated.