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Impact: Centre To Crack Whip On Spreaders Of Fake Kashmir News & Pakistani Propaganda, I&B Ministry To Approach Twitter

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:


  • MHA sources said that Home Ministry has asked I&B ministry to get in touch with the Twitter
  • Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami spoke to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad live on air
  • Principal secretary Rohit Kansal also confirmed that the issue will be taken up

Hours after Republic TV's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami spoke to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about the ISI backed Pakistan's information warfare, Ministry of Home Affairs sources said that Home Ministry has asked the I&B ministry to get in touch with the Twitter. 

Speaking to the law minister, Republic TV 's Editor-In-Chief asked if the Information and Broadcasting ministry will take any step against Pak stooges warmongering or fearmongering and spreading fake news regarding the situation in Kashmir as well as about media, Prasad responded by saying:

"I will look at the matter once I get back to Delhi. Indian digital space are not allowed to be abused by ISI agents, if still abuse is going on by fake news, we will surely take stern action. I will return to Delhi, see the complaint filed by Republic. I will follow up with Twitter. I will examine the matter. My system will talk to Twitter, not me. Let me return to Delhi I will look at the entire situation matter itself and we welcome Twitter and social media platofrm for communication and freedom of ideas, but let me be clear any attack on indias integrity. I will look into the matter I promise," he said.

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Speaking about the celebration of Eid all accross the state, Principal secretary Rohit Kansal said that the matter has been taken up to the service provider:

CRPF called out fake news:

Even as the government, the Home Ministry, the state Police in Jammu and Kashmir and Republic TV ground report shows that there has been absolute peace in Jammu and Kashmir, mischievious elements are continuously propagating fake news. Calling out the fake news peddled regarding the situation of Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370, now CRPF has said that these are 'baseless and untrue'. The CRPF clarified that security forces are working for bonhomie in the state. Earlier in the day, Republic TV  showed pictures from the ground in which security forces were seen celebrating Eid with locals. Additionally, NSA Ajit Doval is also celebrating Eid with locals in Srinagar. The CRPF spokeperson also called out the attempt to show that Indian forces are divided.

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