SAFF: Do not fall prey to fake news in social media

SAFF: Do not fall prey to fake news in social media

Shillong, Oct 29: Various religious groups under the banner of Shillong All, Faith Forum (SAFF), have appealed to all citizens of Meghalaya to refrain from being-drawn into fake news doing the rounds in social media with regards to the happenings in Meghalaya.

President of the Forum, Rev. P. Lyngdoh of the Church of North India urged the citizens of the State especially the youngsters not to succumb to any news without knowing the truth.

“Accusations of one group against another this has brought unpleasant feelings amongst all of us the people of Shillong and the whole state,” Rev. Lyngdoh said.

He said that during the special meeting held today at the Archbishop’s House, Laitumkhrah, the forum decided to appeal to all the people of the state including the religious groups, the NGOs and the political parties fall prey to hearsay that one comes across in the media or social media without really knowing the truth.

“Shillong has never experienced religious discords or undergone religious discrimination so far, only now such things are coming up and we appeal to the whole state as members of the SAFF to be calm and not to take things without properly thinking especially the young people,” Rev. Lyngdoh said.

He said that there are always rights forums and platforms where things can be discussed and sorted out.

Naba Bhattacharjee, of the Central Puja Committee and vice-president of the SAFF urged the people of Meghalaya not to fall into the trap of people from outside the State.

He pointed out that the peaceful celebration of Durga Puja which ended recently was the victory of people who stay in Meghalaya especially Shillong.

 

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