14 arrested under UAPA, IT Act in Assam over supporting Taliban on social media

At least fourteen people were arrested from across Assam for alleged social media posts supporting the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, police said on Saturday.

According to PTI, the arrests were made since Friday night and they have been booked under different sections of the draconian UAPA, IT Act and CrPC.

Two people each were arrested from Kamrup Metropolitan, Barpeta, Dhubri and Karimganj districts, police said on Saturday.

One person each was arrested from Darrang, Cachar, Hailakandi, South Salmara, Goalpara and Hojai districts.

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

She also said that the Assam Police is taking stern legal action against pro-Taliban comments on social media “that are harmful to national security.”