To fix the responsibility of the admins of social networking sites in Leh district, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, District Magistrate Leh issued an order on August 10.
The order was issued to stop irresponsible messages that are being forwarded and circulated on social media in Leh district which can hurt religious as well as regional sentiments of the people and also for proper maintenance of law and order in the district.
The order reads that every social media group administrator shall register his group(s) name with concerned SHOs of Police Station Leh/Nyoma/Nubra within two days from the issuance of this order.
Whatapp / facebook group admin shall report to the nearest Police Station about any posts or rumours being circulated which are sensitive and likely to cause public disorder. The admin shall be ready to bear responsibility and ownership of the content posted in the group. He/she shall immediately delete the said comment in addition to reporting to the nearest Police Station.
Any violation of these instructions will lead to strict action under relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act and RPC and other relevant provision of law.