Rymbui warns against hatred on social media

SHILLONG: As social media has become an easy platform for many to spit venom of hatred, Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui has made it clear that the government will in no way tolerate spreading of communal hatred in social media.
Speaking to media persons here on Monday, Rymbui said that the spreading of rabid hate postings in social media would not be tolerated at any cost.
His response came in the wake of the inflammatory reactions to the incident of assault on five youths in Lawsohtun last week.
Without naming anyone, he roundly condemned the act of spreading hate or communalising issues in the various social media platform. “People are trying to paint (the Lawsohtun incident with) different colours, this will not be tolerated,” he said. “Remember if we paint any incident as communal we are on the side of the criminals,” he said. “We will deal firmly with any such issue,” he asserted.
To a query he said the cyber cell of the police department was fully prepared being equipped with advanced technology.
It may be mentioned that several groups and even individuals use the social media and many a time, they spread hatred with their unbridled posts, photographs and videos.

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