Ind-Pak match: Srinagar police issues media advisory against ‘unverified sensationalism’

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Srinagar Police issues an advisory to media to verify all sensitive news, videos, pics, that have potential of creating law and order situations, from the authorities first after sporting events between India and Pakistan.

The statement issued to a local news agency, Kashmir News Service (KNS), reads: “It is requested that the media fraternity may not fall prey to such sensationalism and may please verify all such sensitive news/videos/pics that have potential of creating law and order situations from the authorities first. In order to curb the menace of fake news that can lead to Law & order, the Social Media cell of Srinagar Police will be monitoring all social media platforms.”

Sporting events are a test of dedication, sportsmanship and work ethics of the participating teams, it said. “And such events are enjoyed by millions across the world. Due to the attention such events garner, it has been noticed that some journalists have in the past, without verifying from authorities, posted old sensational videos/pictures during & after sporting events between India & its neighbour,” it further read. (KNS)

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