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UP police arrest 11 people for “inflammatory” posts about murder of 2-year-old girl

Police in Uttar Pradesh have booked 11 people under the Information Technology Act since Monday for allegedly posting inflammatory content on social media in the wake of a two-year-old girl's murder earlier this month, Scroll reported. The report also said that internet services had been cut in Khair tehsil on Monday, after inflammatory posts of a communal nature began to appear on social media, but services were restored the next day. Aligarh has been tense since June 2, when the girl's mutilated body was found in a garbage dump. She had been missing since May 30 and, according to the police, was murdered by two neighbours over an unpaid loan, the report said. In Tappal, where she was murdered, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which bans the assembly of five or more people, remain in place. The police have so far arrested four people for the murder. 5 arrests in 3 days for social media posts 'defaming' Adityanath From Saturday to Monday, five people - including three journalists - were arrested in Uttar Pradesh for posting allegedly "defamatory" content about the chief minister. With the latest arrests, 17 people have now been booked in six days in UP over social media posts. On Saturday, journalist Prakash Kanojia was jailed for tweeting about Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. He was booked under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act. But on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the police…

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