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AP: Online post of religious place sparks protests

A place of worship was posted on the Facebook, leading to protests near Charminar here on Sunday.



Hyderabad: Close on the heels of the
Sangareddy incident, in which a photo of a religious site was
uploaded on a social networking website, another picture of a
place of worship was posted on the Facebook, leading to
protests near Charminar here on Sunday.

However, the Cyber Crime Cell of Hyderabad police, as
well as the Charminar police managed to block and delete the
"indecent" content (uploaded on the website) in time after the
police contacted the Facebook authorities yesterday, Detective
Department Deputy Commissioner of Police J Satyanarayana said.

A complaint was earlier lodged at Hussaini police station
here, alleging that some miscreant had hurt their religious
feelings by morphing the photo of the religious structure
belonging to their community.

The DCP further said they had earlier received petitions
stating that some anti-social elements were trying to create a
rift between two communities for selfish gains by posting some
"indecent and morphed" photographs of various places of
worship of different communities on social networking website-
Facebook.

So far, police have deleted the online contents in nine
such cases in Hyderabad city, he said.

Police have appealed to the people of all communities
to contact them for the removal of objectionable content and
not to believe in rumours.

A curfew was imposed in Sangareddy town in Medak
district on March 30, following a communal clash that started
after a picture of a religious place was uploaded on a social
networking site.

PTI

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