Governor signs Kerala Police Act amendment ordinance

Thiruvananthapuram: Amid resistance from the opposition parties, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has signed the Kerala Police Act amendment ordinance.

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The law aims to stop bullying, insulting or disgracing individuals through any content and circulating the same through any communication medium. The offenders will be awarded a sentence of five years/penalty of Rs 10,000 or both.

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Meanwhile, former Union Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday expressed shock over the signing of the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance, which the Congress-led opposition says is aimed at “muzzling” media.

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“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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