Journalists should desist from fake news: UP minister

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Mathura, May 30 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Chaudhary Laxmi Narain on Sunday asked journalists to desist from fake news while expressing commitment for their safety.

Taking part in a programme held to mark Hindi Journalism Day, the minister said the harassment of journalists will not be tolerated.

Since Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has the highest regard for journalists, their safety and security is his prime concern, he said.

However, journalists are 'advised to desist from fake news', Chaudhary said.

Condemning attacks on journalists, former state education minister Shyam Sundar Sharma said it is the moral responsibility of the government to provide adequate security to journalists.

Impartial reporting creates a healthy environment in society, the former minister added. PTI CORR RDK RDK

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