The issue was raised in both the houses by concerned members. In Rajya sabha, JD(U) MP Harivansh raised the issue and asked for a comprehensive plan to tackle the menace.
The concern was reciprocated by some members, and also the chairman of the house, M Venkaiah Naidu.
Naidu said that this being a sensitive and larger issue, the govt should hold discussions with parties and evolve a strategy.
Union minister for electronics and IT , Ravi Shankar Prasad assured the house that necessary steps are being taken and that the centre will also consult members on this matter.
The issue found resonance in lower house also with members cutting across party lines requesting the govt to take concrete measures.
Union Home minister Rajnath Singh said that even though law and order is a state subject, centre has issued advisories on two occasions to the state governments on the matter and will continue to talk to all stakeholders. He said that such incidents take place in the backdrop of rumors.
He also said that as social media is being used to spread fake news and rumours , strict guidelines have also been issued to social media companies to stop spread of rumors.