The Minister also said several incidents of mob lynching have been taking place largely owing to the spread of fake news and rumour mongering in the social media.
“The government has also urged the social media providers to take action so that there is a mechanism which can put a check on the spread of fake news and provocative rumour in the social media,” Mr Singh said.
After his response, Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the Home Minister’s remarks were not satisfactory and thus the opposition would stage walkout.
Members including Sonia Gandhi and others from RJD, NCP and Left parties staged walkout.
Later talking to media persons outside Parliament, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said: “Our party is not at all satisfied with the Home Minister’s response in Lok Sabha on such an important issue. His response was like playing ping pong game.’’
Mr Tharoor said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also maintaining “a total silence” on this matter. (UNI)