Telangana cops get powerful with social media abusers, ‘leave’ politicians untouched

Naveen S Garewal  

Tribune News Service  

Hyderabad, August 18 

Telangana Police have proven excessive sensitivity in nabbing anybody attempting to unfold messages that trigger social unrest or breed communal hatred.

The state police chief in addition to Hyderabad police commissioners have issued a warning saying that the social media posts are being carefully monitored and strict motion will probably be taken in opposition to anybody attempting to ship mischievous posts.  

Strict motion has been taken in opposition to commoners, however the politically vital proceed to evade police motion. The Hyderabad Police arrested three individuals who allegedly made and circulated movies with communal content material on social media platforms. They have been recognized as Mohd Asif of Rein Bazaar, Kallu Singh and Ram Sanketh of Begum Bazaar. 

At the identical time, the police have additionally arrested a 27-year-old migrant employee for allegedly spreading pretend information in regards to the well being of Telangana Chief Minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao on social media. Panyala Raju, is a local of Jagityal district of Telangana, posted false info in June whereas working in Saudi Arabia and a lookout discover was issued for him that led to his arrest at Mumbai airport upon his arrival just lately.  

But on the subject of VIPs, such motion is wanting. The Telangana police have did not act in opposition to Raja Singh, the lone BJP MLA from Telangana who has again and again posted controversial materials on social media, however says he “works in the national interest”. He had even refused to take oath as an MLA beneath a professional tem speaker, who represented the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen  

And now Raja Singh, who represents a Hindu dominated Goshamahal meeting constituency in Hyderabad, has denied posting any communal materials on Facebook saying his account had been “hacked and blocked” in 2018. He has accused the state police of not taking motion within the matter.  

He has been beneath the lens after the US newspaper Wall Street Journal had cited interviews with unnamed Facebook insiders to assert one among its senior India coverage executives intervened in inner communication to cease a everlasting ban on a BJP MLA from Telangana after he allegedly made communally charged posts.   

Singh is understood for his pro-Hindutva views, however in a video launched by him, he mentioned, “I am being projected in such a way that I am the most dangerous in the entire world (like) he (Singh) says something on social media, then something or the other happens. I would like to tell the media that I am a person who works in the national interest. Cite an example where I could be blamed for any social strife.”  

He has mentioned there have been many social media accounts throughout the nation opened by unknown folks in his title and it was not doable for him to cease all these folks. He mentioned he has by no means posted any inflammatory speeches on his official social media accounts, alleging there have been many within the nation who made inflammatory speeches, together with AIMIM leaders in Telangana, who he mentioned are by no means questioned by anybody.  

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