Earlier Republic had taken on Pakistan-stooges on social media trying to propagate fear and violence over Kashmir's integration with India, now Pakistan government itself has been caught red-handed spreading this kind of propaganda.
A minister in the Imran Khan goverment has shared a dubious video which shows a sea of crowd, with an obviously fake audio of chants of Kashmir's Azadi overlaid. The Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs of Pakistan Ali Haider Zaidi shared a video on Twitter with a caption saying, "Millions of #Kashmiri rally in IOK (Indian-Occupied-Kashmir against PM Narendra Modi over the government's repealing of Article35-A. #SaveKashmirFromModi"
The minister says 'millions of Kashmiris' are protesting 'against PM Modi for repealing Article 35A'. The claims of the member of Pakistan's national assembly s implausible owing to the restrictions on people of Kashmir to gather in large numbers owing to terror threats by Pak-backed outfits placed almost a week ago. Furthermore, the people in the video aren't chanting, in fact, they don't appear to be protesting at all.
The Twitter account being that of a minister has the blue tick indicating it is verified. This shows that Pakistan is actively spreading fear and panic about the integration of the valley into India and falsehood about there being a doomsday-like situation there after the revocation of Article 370.
Republic had taken up the matter of Pakistani handle on Twitter to the company only to receive a vague statement and zero assurance of any concrete action against such warmongering handles.
"We feel that the steps have been taken keeping in mind of the bright future of Jammu and Kashmir. Beyond that, as and when Pakistan decides to internationalise it we will see what steps need to be taken. It is high time for Pakistan to accept reality and stop interfering in the internal affairs of India," MEA spokesperson said.
In its statement to Republic Media Network, Twitter has said that the safety of its users was its priority. It said that abuse and hateful conduct have no place in the social media platform. It said that it focused on addressing the risk of offline harm and doesn't allow accounts which incite harm. It added that it encourages account holders to report such types of handles. It said that it has initiated necessary action against those against whom Republic raised a complaint.