‘Online threats’ row: Police urges media to not publish journalists’ names

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Srinagar police noted in a statement that several media houses, without specifying names, are discussing the names of journalists who are mentioned in the threat list by a militant outfit, The Resistance Front (TRF).

“It has been noticed that many media houses are irresponsibly discussing names of journalists regarding the online anonymous threat,” Srinagar Police tweeted.

“Media houses are requested not to fall for sensationalism & to behave responsibly not endangering the safety & security of their fellow journalists,” they added.

Earlier, the TRF issued a threat along with the list of names of journalists working with local news organisation, following which nearly half a dozen journalists quit the job.