Jammu & Kashmir

Amreena Bhat killing: Man booked under PSA for ‘hate-mongering’, says police

Central Jail Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that it booked a man under Public Safety Act for spreading hate and justifying the killing of a local TV artist Amreena Bhat by uploading a video on social media.

In a statement, police said, “a hate-monger identified as Mohammad Irfan Bhat son of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat resident of Takiya Wagoora Kreeri Baramulla has been booked under PSA by Budgam Police for recording and uploading a video spreading hate and justifying the killing of an artiste Amreen Bhat who was shot dead by militants in Hashroo Chadoora on 25/05/2022.”

The Police spokesman further stated that the act of uploading such hateful video, justifying the killing of artiste Ambreen Bhat on YouTube channel has not only caused alarm and fear amongst the class of people performing art, singing, dancing etc but also the families associated with them. Moreover, this act also amounts to supporting militant act, besides such videos have a tendency to make more people vulnerable to such attacks.

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