Srinagar 26 Dec :
Khanday Imtiyaz :
The govt of J&K has asked its employees to strictly maintain their social accounts without affiliation to any political organisation or religious party that can be prejudicial.
The employees are asked to seclude their social interaction and not to take sides of any political personality or religious leader.
It seems that the govt has developed a strategy to maintain peace throughout 2018 by curbing the influence through internet. Instead of suspending the internet, this order will help in stopping the rumor mongering that added fuel to uprising in the unrest of 2016.
Sources said that among many other measures this order will reduce the rumors that lead to widespread protests and unfortunate civilian killings.
The order lying with “Alternate Kashmir” reads :
“No govt employee shall engage in any criminal, dishonest immoral or notoriously disgraceful conduct on social media which may be prejudicial to the govt.
They shall also not use their personal social media accounts for any political activity or endorse the posts or tweets or blogs of any political figure and also shall not use their accounts in the manner that could reasonably be construed to imply that the govt endorses or sanctions their personal activities in any matter whatsoever”.
The order also reads, “the govt employees shall also not post inflammatory, extraneous messages in an online community with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or otherwise disrupting normal on topic discussion.