Gun Battles Can Not Have Live Coverage Now, Police Says

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir police chief, Vijay Kumar on Wednesday advised media persons not to carry any live coverage of encounters and Law and Order situation, asking them not to interfere in professional and bonafide duty of police and forces at encounter sites.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) while talking to the news agency KNO advised media persons not to come closer to the encounter site and law and order situation and do not carry any live coverage of any encounter and L&O situation.

“The freedom of speech and expression is subject to reasonable restrictions that should not violate other people’s right to life guaranteed under Article 21 or putting the national security in jeopardy,” he said.

“Do not interfere in professional and bonafide duty of police and security forces at the encounter site. No operational content should be carried which is likely to incite violence or contains anything against maintenance of L&O or which promotes anti national sentiment,” IGP further said.

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