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Police Arrest 14 In This State For Supporting Taliban

Fourteen people have been arrested from different parts of Assam for alleged social media posts supporting the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Police said on Saturday that those arrested have been booked under different sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IT Act and CrPC.

“We were on alert and monitoring social media for inflammatory posts,” a senior police officer said.

The state’s Deputy Inspector General Violet Baruah said Assam Police is taking stern legal action against pro-Taliban comments on social media that are harmful to national security.

“We’re registering criminal cases against such persons. Please inform the police if any such thing comes to your notice,” she tweeted.