I&B Ministry urges media to refrain from sensationalizing Silkyara rescue operation

I&B Ministry has issued a directive to television channels, urging them to avoid sensationalizing the ongoing rescue operation at Silkyara.

New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued a directive to television channels, urging them to avoid sensationalizing the ongoing rescue operation at Silkyara in Uttarakhand. The rescue mission is currently focused on freeing 41 workers trapped inside a tunnel.

The advisory, released today, emphasizes the importance of responsible reporting. The Ministry has specifically requested channels to refrain from broadcasting live posts or videos from the immediate vicinity of the tunnel site where the rescue operations are taking place. Sensitivity and caution have been underscored, particularly when crafting headlines, sharing videos, and disseminating images, considering the delicate nature of the rescue operation.

The Ministry reiterated the government’s unwavering commitment to saving the lives of the trapped workers. Various government agencies are working tirelessly to ensure the safe evacuation of the individuals affected.

The Ministry pointed out that the telecast of video footage and images by TV channels in close proximity to the rescue site has the potential to adversely impact the ongoing operations.

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