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Police detain 5 for promoting poll boycott on FB

This is for the first time that police have acted against Facebook users for promoting election boycott in the Valley.

After arresting more than a 1,000 separatist leaders and activists to curb dissent on social networking sites ahead of Assembly election in J&K, the police have detained five persons for promoting poll boycott on social networking sites.

“Police have detained five social networking users for spreading rumors — exaggerating incidents and promoting poll boycott — on social networking sites, particularly Facebook and Whatsapp,” said police spokesman SP Manoj Kumar Pandita. “The action will continue and cases are being registered against the youth involved in the activities.”

This is for the first time that police have acted against Facebook users for promoting election boycott in the Valley.