Amid the fake news propaganda being spread on social media over the situation in Kashmir, J&K Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Law and Order Munir Khan assured that steps are being taken to tackle the attempts to spread fake news. Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Munir Khan also called out the neighbouring country of Pakistan and Opposition parties which are spreading fake news over the situation of Jammu and Kashmir. Ön being questioned over the actions being taken by the J&K Police to prevent the fake news campaign, the ADGP assured that necessary measures are being taken and results will be seen shortly.
"Initially, in all the situations, we have observed that a new situation of law and order rises anywhere, the Opposition parties including the neighbouring states, they take the initiatives of unleashing the propaganda. You must have seen the videos of 2016 circulating now, you must have seen the videos of 2010 of Baramulla in circulation now. It is part of their propaganda. As far as our steps are concerned, be rest assured that we are taking all the measures which are to be taken to tackle all these attempts and you will see the results very shortly," Munir Khan said.
Responding to questions on the security preparedness ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in the Union Territory, Munir Khan said that "Everything is in place".
"Restrictions imposed in Jammu have been completely removed. They will continue in some places of Kashmir for sometime," he said at a press conference.
This assurance from the J&K Police came shortly after Pakistan President Arif Alvi openly called on its citizens to post videos on Kashmir, calling social media their 'biggest weapon.' Amid the continuous attempts of Pakistan ISI-backed social media elements to spread fake news against India, the Centre has been fighting fiercely against the vicious and anti-India narrative emerging from the neighbouring country. Pakistani President called for a propaganda war, in a deliberate attempt to meddle in India's domestic affair, by instigating people to spread fake information.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police has been assuring that the situation in the UT has been peaceful and no untoward incident has been reported following the abrogation of Article 370 by the Centre. "There has been no untoward incident barring minor stone-pelting which was dealt with on the spot and was nipped in the bud," Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh told PTI on Saturday
(With agency inputs)