208 cases of online sectarian, anti-state propaganda registered in GB since 2017

Published November 19, 2018
About 130 accounts on Facebook and Twitter have been blocked. — File photo
About 130 accounts on Facebook and Twitter have been blocked. — File photo

More than 200 cases of online sectarian and anti-state propaganda have been registered in Gilgit Baltistan since the inception of the Special Branch's Information Technology cell in 2017, a National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) revealed on Monday.

The report acquired by DawnNewsTV, showed that of the 208 cases lodged on the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) online portal, 75 cases of sectarian propaganda were lodged in GB alongside 133 cases pertaining to anti-state propaganda on social media.

The cases have been forwarded to the PTA for action, the report said.

The report said that 130 Facebook and Twitter accounts had been blocked, of which 52 were allegedly involved in sectarian hate speech, while 78 were allegedly involved in anti-state speech.

Additionally, one 'anti-state' website and 77 other "online pages" were blocked, the report said.

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