Srinagar: At least twenty persons have been arrested in connection with pro-Palestine protests amid corona-curfew in Srinagar.
The protestors were arrested from different locations in the city, a local news agency GNS, reported quoting
Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar.
“Police is keeping a very close watch on elements, who are attempting to leverage the unfortunate situation in Palestine to disturb public peace and order in the Kashmir,” Kumar said.
“We are a professional force and are sensitive to public anguish. But J&K police has a legal responsibility to ensure law and order as well. It, however, wouldn’t allow cynical encashment of the public anger to trigger violence, lawlessness and disorder on Kashmir streets,” he added.
According to him, ‘expressing opinion is a freedom but engineering and inciting violence on streets is unlawful,’
All irresponsible social media comments that results in actual violence and breaking of law including Covid protocol will attract legal action, he said.
Kumar sought the cooperation of people in containment of Covid spread and maintenance of peace in prevailing situation.