Govt planning to block 100 URLs for spreading fake news


New Delhi: The Home Ministry is planning to block 100 URLs for allegedly engaged in spreading fake news in Jammu and Kashmir.

The decision, sources say, was taken on basis of the feedback and in consultation with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Information Bureau, military agencies, Ministry of Information and Broadcast and Ministry Planning.

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A day after a quiet Eid in Kashmir with reports of some people being injured in a few incidents, the government on Tuesday maintained that the situation is normal in Jammu and Kashmir. A top official of the government also claimed that Independence Day will be celebrated on a grand scale in the state.

Congress, however, has asked the J&K governor to invite an all-party delegation to Kashmir. This came after Satya Pal Malik said he will send a special plane for Rahul Gandhi so that he can visit the Valley. On Valley invitation, Rahul Gandhi said freedom to meet people was necessary not an aircraft.