Social media misuse claims lives in Pakistan:Peshawar


Peshawar: Misuse of social media platforms by posting fake photos and videos has taken many lives and threatened people in Pakistan and shows the recent incident in Kohistan How dangerous this can be for women and others The News reported Wednesday that the weaker sections of society.

Facebook, WhatsApp، Many women have had traumatic experiences since their photoshop or even original photos were posted anonymously on YouTube or Twitter.

This has led to serious problems not only for individuals or families but also for the government and law enforcement agencies.

There have been several incidents in which women and men have been killed, Some committed suicide while hundreds suffered for years due to stigma after uploading their photos and videos on social media.

Some cases were worked out and the accused were taken into custody but most of the incidents were not handled properly and in a timely manner by the concerned agencies.

Five girls from Kohistan lost their lives 11 years ago after their video went viral on social media in which they were killed during a two-boy dance Clapping was seen.

The issue was raised by the media and social media after which government officials arrived in the area but it was too late. Another girl died last week in Colai Palas (Kohistan) when her pictures appeared on social media.

Police said the photo was photoshopped and posted on a fake account. However, the girl in the photo was killed before the incident was investigated to determine if the photo was fake or otherwise.

Regional Police Officer Hazara Mohammad Ijaz Khan told The News that “ We have sent the case to the Cyber Crime Wing for further investigation and identification of the people behind these accounts.

However, a large number of cases are sent to the cybercrime wing every month. Because the procedure takes time, lives are lost before the first information report is filed or the investigation is completed.

Families are affected as social pressures persist
Such cases are sensitive in Pashtun society and need to be addressed as a top priority as they result in serious law and order conditions May be.

The “A family from suburban Peshawar contacted the cybercrime wing and Peshawar police a few years ago when social media for blackmailing pictures of a female member Uploaded on, ” A source said describing the family test.

The family asked senior authorities to expedite the investigation and arrest the accused as new pages were regularly published to increase the family’s humiliation and mental anguish had been.

However nothing was done because the pages were being uploaded from abroad.

“ They filed another complaint a few months later and contacted the relevant authorities through one or the other influential people. He added that due to negligence or lack of technology to access the person behind the relevant pages uploaded from abroad, some in this case Not done.

After more than a year of nothing, blackmail continued, Hussein, the lone brother of the slain woman, could not bear the mental anguish and committed suicide. The girl’s father had died years ago.

There are numerous stories that have taken place over the years.

“ Facebook and other social media networks cooperate a lot when local officers take a case seriously. They know the importance of human life but the authorities need to raise this issue properly, ” said one official۔

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