Punjab DGP Gives 3 Days Time To Remove All Photos Promoting Gun Culture From Social Media

A day after an FIR was filed against four people, including a 10-year-old boy, for ‘glorifying’ gun culture in Amritsar, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav on Saturday gave a window of 72 hours to the people of Punjab to delete any social media posts encouraging gun culture and violence. Moreover, the step is taken as a lot of people had been booked in the last week for promoting gun culture. 

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Furthermore, DGP Gaurav Yadav stated that no FIRs would be lodged against anyone for the next 72 hours, the people need to remove any such controversial posts promoting gun culture from their social media handles. Moreover, he added that after the given window of 72 hours, a drive against such posts and action against the offenders will be started. 

Reportedly, the Amritsar police booked a 10-year-old boy for allegedly promoting gun culture, however, later on it was found that the gun he used was a toy gun! As per the information, the case was registered on Wednesday. Notably, the boy’s father posted the picture of his son with a gun on social media. However, he was booked as the Mann govt has banned the promotion of gun culture in songs and other promotional media. 

In a tweet, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav stated, “Appeal to Everyone to voluntarily remove any objectionable content from their Social Media handles in the next 72 hours. CM Punjab has directed that no FIRS for glorifying weapons will be registered for the next 3 days in Punjab to allow people to remove content on their own.”

Moreover, now the people have time of 3 days to remove such controversial posts from their social media handles. Notably, the action is seen as a big step taken by the Bhagwant Mann government against the raising gun culture and violence in Punjab.  

In the last few months, several instances like Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder and recently Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri’s murder in broad daylight, occurred in the state, after which the opposition slammed the Mann government, claiming that the law and order situation in Punjab had collapsed. Furthermore, the Punjab government seems to act strictly against the promotion of gun culture in songs and other promotional media.

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