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Kashmiri employee arrested for ‘objectionable’ social media post in Bengaluru

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Srinagar, June 21: A 30-year-old Kashmiri employee of the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) was arrested for allegedly posting objectionable content against India on X.

The arrested person has been identified as Faheem Firdous Qureshi, a resident of Kashmir.

The police received a complaint from the BIEC with evidence showing the “objectionable” content made by Qureshi on X. The police has taken cognizance of the matter and registered a case under relevant sections of the law.

In one of the posts, Faheem reportedly wrote, “When “I” is replaced by “We” India becomes wendia, Meaning we will end IndiaBodied a pajeet client at work today. How is the situation no in Kasmir? Hataa dalla, cze kyuho? It’s time to take this out of the closet for tonight’s game. I know we are down and out and clearly not the favourites. But we hope lessgo greens#PakvsInd #t20USA Dear Australia, I cannot afford. India winning today living amount pajeets. Please do something,” the posts on X, viewed by a few hundred people, read.

The case was registered under Sections 505(1)(B) (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquillity) and 153B (imputation, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Further investigations are on, the police said.

Qureshi has been in Bengaluru for the past 11 months and is currently under police custody.

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