Srinagar: Inspector-General of Police, Vijay Kumar Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir 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 valley.’
“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,” IGP said in a statement.
Over 110 people have been killed in Gaza, while hundreds have been injured in Israel Defence Force (IDF) airstrikes. “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,” IGP Kashmir said while urging cooperation of all citizens.