CHINA Another man detained for insulting fallen heroes in border clash with India

CHINA

Another man detained for insulting fallen heroes in border clash with India

Global Times

19:41, February 21, 2021

(Chen Xiangrong)

Another web user who slung mud at the PLA heroes who were killed in the Galwan Valley border clash with India has been reported to police and was detained on Sunday, one day after an online blogger who smeared the heroes was detained, winning applause from Chinese netizens for the quick reaction and proper punishment for the slanderers.

The notice of the arrest was published on the official WeChat account of the Beijing police on Sunday. It said that they had received a report on Saturday of a person aged 28, surnamed Chen, publishing insulting comments in a group chat about the PLA soldiers who died when dealing with the Indian military's illegal trespassing in the Galwan Valley.

The comments sparked fury among other members in the group, who later reported his remarks to the police. The case was quickly investigated, and local police found Chen on Saturday evening, who said he had done it to vent his emotions.

Chen was detained, and the case is undergoing further investigation.

Police in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province, detained an online blogger, surnamed Qiu and known as Labixiaoqiu online, for insulting the fallen heroes on Saturday. The police were hailed by the Chinese public for their quick reaction and giving the proper punishment to the slanderer, whose Weibo account with more than 2.5 million followers was also suspended.

China on Friday unveiled for the first time details of the Chinese casualties involved in the border clash with the Indian military in Galwan Valley LAC, prompting many to flood social media platforms to mourn the late heroes and their sacrifices made in fighting for the country.

A law that came into effect on May 1, 2018 stipulates that it is illegal to defame the country's heroes and martyrs.

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