Since the nationwide lockdown was imposed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 March, fake news are being spread pertaining to Jamat members which eventually leads to disturbing social harmony.
UP police considering all such news into accounts, taking strict actions against those trying to spread fake news and disturbing social fabric of the state.
After Nizamuddin Markaz incidents, the internet saw a big surge in fake communal posts on different social media. Coming into action, the UP police took down several fake posts that claimed that the Jamat members, kept in quarantine are misconducting and not cooperating with doctors after all claims turned out to be false.
The UP police also quashed the claims by different social media account and newspaper that the Jamat members quarantined in Saharanpur are asking for non-vegetarian food and also of defecating in public.
The Saharanpur police took to its official Twitter account to quash this post. Saharanpur SSP Dinesh Kumar said, “There was no open defecation. Someone had littered after eating their meals and that was it. When the news got published, the local police immediately probed into the matter.”
Police in other districts of UP is also keeping a close eye on posts from such accounts that are targeting the minorities. A recent tweet by a TV channel that, a Jamaat member who was found positive in Firozabad district, pelted stones at an ambulance. The police after investigating into the matter, rejected this post too that found to be incorrect.
Another post showing a letter from Ghaziabad’s chief medical officer to district senior superintendent of Police, Kalanidhi Naithani which claimed that six Jamaat members who are quarantined there misbehaved with the nurses in the hospital. The case is filed by the police and matter in now under-investigation.