Editor, scholar chargesheeted in ‘narrative terrorism’ case in J&K

Source: The post is based on the article “Editor, scholar chargesheeted in ‘narrative terrorism’ case in J&K” published in The Hindu on 15th October 2022.

What is the News?

The State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir filed a chargesheet against the editor of an online magazine and a PhD scholar in a “narrative terrorism” case.

What is narrative terrorism?

It is a part of a criminal conspiracy to spread terrorism by creating false narratives. These narratives can be highly provocative and seditious write-ups, intended to create unrest, and aid and abet the gullible youth to take the path of violence.

These narratives can be against national integration and support the claim of secession of a part of the country’s territory, challenge sovereignty and territorial integrity, glorify violence, and advocate and abet the commission of terrorist acts.

They can be booked under provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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