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Chidambaram expresses dismay over Kerala Police Act

02:08 PM Nov 22, 2020 | PTI

New Delhi: Former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday expressed shocked over the signing of the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance, which the Congress-led opposition says is aimed at muzzling media.

"Shocked by the law made by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government of Kerala making a so-called 'offensive' post on social media punishable by 5 years in prison," Chidambaram tweeted.

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This comes after the Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan signed the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance on Saturday to curb growing attacks on social media against women and children.

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Under the latest ordinance, posting, publishing or circulating defamatory content on social media can lead to jail upto five years and fine up to Rs 10,000.

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