The government had recently issued notices to a number of whatsapp groups, asking them to get their groups registered with the concerned police /cyber cells. Whereas, some of the groups complied but a number of groups did not register their groups, so the administration issued notices to these groups to get them-selves registered with in a stipulated period. The essence of getting the whatsapp groups registered also rose after the government noticed that some of the whatsapp groups were spreading false rumours, deterrent to the law and order in the state. Th administration acting tough on the violators of the social media had warned such users to desist from illegal use and activities on the social media.
It has been observed that misuse of social media in the state, has resulted into the present deteriorating situation in the state, particularly in the Kashmir valley. That is the reason that in a particular area, where the encounter between the militants and security forces starts, the administration is forced to suspend the mobile internet services in that area, to avoid confrontation with the stone pelters, who are called through social media to reach to a particular location and create problems for the security forces. The misusers of the social media are spreading a number of rumours, which may add to the fire in the Kashmir valley and the security forces have to deal a tough situation.
Earlier, the government has dismissed some of its employees, who were allegedly involved in anti-national activities, which was hailed by all the sections of the society. As per media reports, the government was monitoring the activities of its employees, who were allegedly involved in anti-national activities. Government had received inputs from the police, CID and security agencies, stating that some of its employees were taking part in anti-national protests. Since then, action against the misusers of the social media was felt but the government never acted tough against these persons, as a result the present situation in the valley is witnessed. Though after the Governor Rule in the state, the protests and the stone-pelting incidents have been reduced considerably but the need is that the strict watch may be kept on the misuse of social media persons, so that the normalcy in the state is restored.