As per the latest news, the Uttarakhand police officials have taken a unique decision looking at the safety of the nation. They have made up their minds to inspect social media conduct before providing the green signal for people applying for their passports.
As per Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar, the web conduct of passport candidates wants to be inspected to put a stop to the growing mistreatment of social media platforms.
Uttarakhand Police had decided to check the social media behavior of passport applicants as a part of the authentication procedure at a meeting chaired by the Director-General of Police (top police official of the state)
Justifying the decision, Mr. Kumar stated that the measure is required to stop the growing mistreatment of social media platforms to provoke distress. However, Mr. Kumar declined that he had introduced anything "new or drastic" saying he had just talked in support of applying a clause already there in the passport commandment.
"There is a clause in the passport law not to issue the document to anyone indulging in anti-national activities. I have only spoken in favor of its enforcement," Mr. Kumar said.
"As a police officer I stand against anything that falls into the category of anti-national activities as defined by our Constitution," he added.
Responding to a query, he confessed that the manner social media platform was utilized to "intensify tension" during the fresh tractor procession in the national capital may have played as a catalyst or taking the verdict.
"Deterrents like these are necessary to discourage the growing misuse of social media and send a message to users to be more responsible," he added.
Previously, police officials just checked whether or not FIRs were lodged against passport applicants.