Troubled by inflammatory and obscene postings on social networking sites, the Jammu and Kashmir police is establishing three special police stations to fight cyber crime in the state.
During the 2010 unrest, several pages sprung up on Facebook calling for protests. Hundreds of netizens were posting anti-India thoughts which triggered stone-pelting at a number of places. Even separatists were encouraging the “Facebook Jihad” — the term used to spread anti India propaganda last year.
The special cyber police stations will now be entrusted with the job of cracking down on hi-tech crimes relating to cyber frauds and inflammatory postings on social networking sites.