Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday registered a case under various provisions of law against an official of a US-based consultancy after his âabusiveâ and âoffensiveâ tweets evoked widespread outrage in the state and beyond.
The official Ashish Kaul, in a series of tweets, not only condoned violence in Kashmir but he also suggested that the people of the Valley should be âkilledâ economically as well and âlet them sell their daughters, wives in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai to feed themselvesâ. He also said that he âlovesâ it when Kashmiri Muslim women cry on roads and that âwe are killing, maiming and raping you at willâ for last 28 years.
Following outrage against his tweets and Development Dimensions International (DDI World), the international human resources and leadership development consultancy where he works as a senior consultant, receiving thousands of complaints from across India and various other countries, Kaul deleted them. Subsequ-ently his Twitter handle was deleted either by himself or the Twitter.com.
The J&K police said that a case under Section 505(1) CrPc and 66 IT Act has been registered against Kaul at Srinagarâs Kothi Bagh police station. It asked @TwitterIndia to provide details on him so that he is made to face the law. âWe have requested Twitter India to provide the details of this particular twitter user so that he is made to face the law,â a police spokesman said.
A statement issued by the police without naming Kaul said, âKashmir police today booked a Twitter user after he rolled out few abusive tweets from his twitter handle. The police took cognisance of the matter after it found tweet posts were abusive and attract offences covered under lawâ.
It further said, âInvestigation in the instant matter has been started to ascertain the facts pertaining to the caseâ.
After the screenshot of Kaulâs tweets went viral on social media platforms, DDI World was flooded with complaints and calls for taking stern action against him. Responding to these, it tweeted, âWe are investigating the full scope of the situation right now. We recognise the seriousness of these posts and do not condone violence under any circumstances.â