Arrested for video on Facebook, three men in Jammu and Kashmir spend over 40 days in jail

Arrested for video on Facebook, three men in Jammu and Kashmir spend over 40 days in jail

Kishtwar: In Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, three men have spent over 40 days in jail. Their crime – they were tagged in an allegedly blasphemous video on Facebook and one of them had commented on it.

Kishori Sharma, Bansi Lal and Moti Lal Sharma were arrested on October 29 this year. They have been charged with desecrating religious symbols, and inciting communal hatred using Information Technology, under the controversial section 66 (A) of the IT act – much like the two young girls arrested for a Facebook post against the Mumbai shutdown in the memory of Bal Thackeray.

“The police told the parents that they will give them a clean chit and release the three but that was all done just to maintain law and order and the three remained under arrest,” said Rajesh Sharma, lawyer of the accused.

So far, the police have no evidence that any of them uploaded the video.

But Kishori Sharma and Bansi Lal, both government teachers, have been sacked pending inquiry. Their sacking order accuses them of disturbing law and order and anti-Islamic activities.

Police sources say preliminary investigation indicates that the video originated from Pakistan.

The police have written to Facebook asking for the origin of the video, but has got no positive response from the India and Asia heads of the social networking site.

Finally, the Jammu and Kashmir Police approached Facebook’s headquarters in the US; they are expecting a reply in four weeks’ time.

The accused have moved the court for bail. The next date of hearing will be on December 12. The court has also asked the police to submit its response by then.


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2 Responses to Arrested for video on Facebook, three men in Jammu and Kashmir spend over 40 days in jail

  1. time pass says:

    India has enough of more important problems to solve & heal. this new issue is just an additional irritant to increae already over worked/burdened Judiciary with limited staff. Why should any one bother, if some one says anything, if Grapes are not sour, i wonder.

  2. vaidya kesava iyer says:

    Indian police have become organised private military of the men in politics. No common could get justice and even justice for a vehicle theft but they act in redoubled vigour if politicians are involved more to the point the ruling be it in state or at the center

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