UP police deploy online volunteers debunk hoaxes during Janmashtami celebrations


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Talking to India Today TV, the DGP said that the UP government wants to send the message of communal harmony through this celebration and the culture of the Braj region will be projected worldwide by these grand celebrations.

UP police deploy online volunteers debunk hoaxes during Janmashtami celebrations (File photo)

With the Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura being decorated and readied for the celebration of the Krishna Janmashthami with a higher emphasis of the state government on the celebrations being grander than ever, the state police is doing its best to ensure complete security of the Janmabhoomi premises during the celebrations.

As UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath plans to be present in Mathura during the celebrations, along with a number of his cabinet ministers, the UP Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh has issued instructions to all subordinate police officials to ensure foolproof security arrangements in in te city, which is prone to communal tension.

A large team of tech-savvy police officials and personnel have been charged with keeping an eye on the social media to catch any unwelcome incident before it happens. He has instructed the local police to ensure that if there are some petty local disputes in their area, they are to be resolved before the Janmashtami celebrations so that they do not end up causing unwanted trouble during the festivities on Saturday night.

Talking to India Today TV, the DGP said that the UP government wants to send the message of communal harmony through this celebration and the culture of the Braj region will be projected worldwide by these grand celebrations. Digital volunteers have been appointed to debunk any hoaxes that may spread during the celebrations.

Hindustani Biradari Vice-Chairman Vishal Sharma said that the Krishna Janma Bhoomi is one of the few symbols of communal harmony in this country, with the Hindu devotees of Krishna peacefully sharing their holy space with a mosque. To preserve this harmony is the duty of every citizen, especially those of the Braj region.

He said that the Janmashtami celebrations at Mathura are watched worldwide as the devotees of Lord Krishna are spread all over the globe and every year, these peaceful celebrations renew our pledge to keep Indian culture alive through the secular observance of our traditions.

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