Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has warned to take action against those ‘misusing’ social media platforms.
Singh on Friday said that the government has set up a special cyber crime unit and those who are found misusing social media would be booked promptly under the law.
He said this after laying the foundation stone for a Haj House at Lilong in Thoubal district.
The chief minister said that decency must be maintained by one and all while using social media, and people should abstain from uploading comments which might hurt the sentiments of others.
Earlier, different authorities in Manipur had booked several activists and journalists under the National Security Act (NSA), sedition laws and other laws for Facebook posts criticising the BJP government and the ruling party leaders on numerous issues.
The detainees were subsequently released following Supreme Court and high court orders.