IGP Kashmir Warns Journalists Against Spreading Fake News

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar | File Photo

Srinagar- Hours after a militant and his associate were killed in an overnight encounter with government forces here, the IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on Wednesday warned journalists of action if they indulge in anti-national activity, instigating people or spreading fake news.

One of the deceased was running a social media handle titled

‘Valley News Service’, according to the police.

Sounding a word of caution, the IGP said the information department and journalists should follow the Press Council of India guidelines. "Else, police will act."

He alleged that social media was being misused by Pakistan and by some journalists in Kashmir.

"I request the journalists to avoid getting involved in anti-national activity, instigating people or spreading fake news," Kumar added.

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