he startling revelations about some Web Portals in Valley being involved in blackmail, anti social activities and unscrupulous acts is only a tip of iceberg. Society and respected citizens wonder about the mushroom growth of Web portals consisting of ever increasing Facebook pages having followers in hundreds to lacs.
It seems every second Valliete is a self styled journalist most of them being school drop outs. Being a journalist here needs investment of Rs 1500 more or less. Everybody owns a phone apart he/she has to buy a lapel Mike costing Rs 900, logo of Rs 300 and 1 feet long plastic PVC rod which is assembled in one particular shop in Abi Guzar and you are a journalist having a license to loot.
Ironically, authorities are silent about this fake industry which are giving sleepless nights to respectable citizens and officers.
Despite recent observations by Hon’ble High Court regarding the menace, no concrete policy from the govt is forth coming.
Hundreds of Mass Communication post graduates and students see their future as bleak and dark and the semi literate or illiterates ruling the roost.