SHILLONG | Aug 17, 2019:
A year after the Shillong violence, social media miscreants have yet again raised their ugly heads in an attempt to incite hatred and communal tension by sharing a 1-yr-old video and making it viral.
The old video which went viral made a mention on the “atrocities” carried out against the Sikh community living in Meghalaya during the May 31 Motphran clash whereby the person had stated that the “Sikh brothers and sisters” are living in fear in the northeastern state.
Terming this video as ‘fake’, the Meghalaya police has stated that the people responsible for sharing this old video are trying to incite violence and hatred.
Meanwhile, condemning this act, the President of the City Gurdwara Shillong, Gurjit Singh has asserted that the Sikh community in the state are “perfectly” safe and not as what was mentioned in the video.
“It’s an old video which has resurfaced again; some people are purposely making this video viral to create communal tension and disharmony which is highly condemnable. I assure that everyone is safe,” Singh told TNT-The Northeast Today here on Saturday.
“We are registering a case as per direction of the DGP, R Chandranathan. The investigation will be done to look for reasons and persons behind the mischief. We have zero Tolerance policy on such issues and guilty will be punished,” a senior police official said.
Similarly, the Punjab Police have also countered this video on Twitter and termed it as fake news.
“This is to confirm that this is not a genuine news & situation is absolutely peaceful in the North East, which has also been confirmed by Meghalaya’s ADGP Law & Order,” read a Twitter post shared by Punjab Police.
They have also asked people to refrain from liking, commenting or sharing this video to avoid any unrest in the society.
1/2: A Live Video is being shared which talks about attrocities carried out against Sikh community in Meghalaya. This is to confirm that this is not a genuine news & situation is absolutely peaceful in the North East, which has also been confirmed by Meghalaya’s ADGP Law & Order. pic.twitter.com/qsTKZsyAaC
— Punjab Police India (@PunjabPoliceInd) August 16, 2019