Ahead of Ind vs Pak match, police requests journalists not to share fake, sensitive news

SRINAGAR — Ahead of the Asia Cup 2022 clash between arch rivals India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday requested media fraternity not to fall prey to any sensationalism and spread any fake or sensitive news that can creat law and order situation.

In a statement, Srinagar police said that sporting events are a test of dedication, sportsmanship and work ethics of the participating teams, and such events are enjoyed by millions across the world.

The statement reads that due to the attention such events garner, it has been noticed that some journalists have in the past, without verifying from the authorities, posted old sensational videos and pictures during & after sporting events between India & its neighbour.

“It is requested that the media fraternity may not fall prey to such sensationalism and may please verify all such sensitive news, videos and pics that have potential of creating law and order situations from the authorities first,” it added.

It further reads that 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. — (KNO)