Chennai, March 17 (MTNews): The Assistant Commissioner of Police at Greater Chennai Police Commissionerate has appealed to all the Northeast people not to worry about the situation in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu.
This was informed by Wapangtoshi, Pastor of Naga Christian Fellowship Chennai and President of North East India Welfare Association Chennai in view of the “recent fake videos of attacks on migrant workers from North India in Tamil Nadu” which has fueled fear in the entire country, including the Northeast region.
For the past few days, he said, some unwarranted messages in the context of Northeast people with regard to the situation in Chennai surfaced in various social media platforms in Nagaland which has created fear and confusion among the people resulting in receiving a large number of phone calls and queries from Nagaland.
Therefore, to take stock of the situation, Wapangtoshi had a meeting with Sankaralingam, Assistant Commissioner of Police at Greater Chennai Police Commissionerate on 16 March where he shared the concerns of the current situation. “The matter of unauthorized message circulated in various social media platforms in Nagaland was also discussed,” Wapangtoshi informed.
According to a press statement from Wapangtoshi, the ACP reiterated that the situation in Tamil Nadu is “peaceful and under control” and appealed to all the Northeast people not to worry about the situation in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu because “the Tamil Nadu police are one of the most efficient police forces in the world.”
According to the release, the ACP also informed that the Tamil Nadu police have already arrested some perpetrators and booked several people for posting fake videos and “provocative” tweets about unsubstantiated allegations of attacks on migrant workers from North India.
It further noted that people should be sensitized to use social media platforms responsibly.