Kupwara admn to go tough against unregistered news portals

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Sept 6: The District Administration Kupwara has sought the registration of media persons operating in the district and has also shot a letter in this regard to the SSP, Kupwara requesting measures.
The Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara Imam Din in the letter has stated that it has been noticed that several unauthorized/unregistered media persons are involved in misuse the social media platform by way of circulating fake and baseless news items for their interests.
He said that the same has become a nuisance for the general public and District Administration as well and needs to be curbed and regulated as per the relevant provisions of the law governing the subject.
“In this context, it is requested that all un-authorized/unregistered media persons be refrained from any media coverage until they complete their registration or obtain approval from the concerned regulatory authority,” the letter reads.
Meanwhile, DC Kuwpara has said that the administration will not allow unregistered news portals / Fake Facebook pages to run their business on the pretext of journalism.