SRINAGAR: In the backdrop of action initiated against a Srinagar based daily Urdu newspaper for spreading fake news, the official social networking pages of the newspaper have denied of using the news and claimed it was a fake page.
The Srinagar Times have put a disclaimer on its official page of Facebook reading, “Fake Facebook page misusing Srinagar Times identity. Srinagar Times completely denies any links with a fake Facebook page and the messages it is circulating. A page by the name of “Srinagar times” has misused the name of Srinagar Times and posted fake messages. Srinagar Times completely denies any links with a fake Facebook page and the messages it is circulating.
We want our readers to follow and like only our official Facebook account which is https://www.facebook.com/sgrtimes. We are lodging a complaint with the police in this regard and also taking up the matter with Facebook authorities.”
Pertinently the district administration, Srinagar Monday evening initiated action against Srinagar Times and a freelance journalist for ‘spreading false rumours about shifting of government offices aimed at creating a will-full threat to public order.’
The news carried read that “DC Office Srinagar being shifted to Sarovar-Portico, a hotel in Srinagar, and all Tehsil offices in Srinagar are slowly being taken over by Army”.
Soon after, the DC Srinagar Shahid Chowdhary put a statement on his Twitter account refuting the claims. But late night Monday the Srinagar Times official handle out tagged him in a post claiming that ‘the news was put by a fake page and it was not their official page and don’t take any responsibility for the content.’