The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit, has issued a clarification regarding fake information that has been circulating on social media about the state government’s decision to impose the National Security Act (NSA) on those who violate COVID-19 protocols. The Governor has clarified that no such decision has been taken by the state government and that the information being circulated is false.
The clarification comes in the wake of widespread misinformation on social media platforms, which had claimed that the state government had decided to impose the NSA on those who violated COVID-19 protocols, including not wearing masks in public places. This had led to panic and confusion among the general public, with many fearing harsh penalties for minor infractions.
The Governor’s clarification is likely to bring relief to many who were worried about the purported imposition of the NSA in the state. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of verifying information before sharing it on social media, as false information can cause panic and confusion.
The state government has been taking steps to control the spread of COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu, including imposing restrictions on public gatherings and enforcing mask-wearing in public places. However, the government has not resorted to imposing the NSA to enforce these measures.
Overall, the Governor’s clarification on the fake information regarding the imposition of the NSA in Tamil Nadu is a welcome move, as it helps to dispel misinformation and ease the fears of the public.