A day after Pakistan Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi peddled fake news by sharing a video from Panchkula, Haryana alleging it to be of J&K, another Pakistani leader on Tuesday has shared a fake video claiming it to be of Kashmir. The video shared by the Pakistan leader, claiming it to be Kashmir video, shows a 2017 mock drill of police from Madhya Pradesh.
In a brazen attempt, the Pak social media user went on to allege that the Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir are facing the worst kind of genocide taking place. However, busting Pakistan's fake Kashmir video, it was learnt that the video that Pakistani leader is claiming to be of Kashmir is actually of Madhya Pradesh from 2017 of a mock drill carried out by the police.
Watch the video of Kashmir fake news propagated by Pakistan here:
Dear @jack this is what happening with Muslims in Jummu #Kashmir there is no communication and reports are that worst kind of genocide taking place.— Arsalan Siddiqy (@ArsalanISF) August 20, 2019
Meanwhile @Twitter suspending the accounts of those highlighting the crime! #Shameful #ModiHitler pic.twitter.com/N6ArmoGdjJ
From prominent ministers of Imran Khan to ISI, the neighbouring country is showing desperation over Kashmir issue and promulgating fake news in an attempt to instigate a 'social media propaganda war' over the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir in India. Pakistan Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi in a tweet tried to "show" the world in what he claimed to be a video from the Kashmir valley. However, exposing its fake propaganda, it was soon established that the video was an old video from Haryana from 2017.
In the light of the continuous efforts by Pakistan to instigate fake news on Kashmir, a call for action by Twitter against such handles on its platform has been made by India. Significantly, Republic TV has also written time-and-again to the microblogging website over the matter, calling for Twitter to act against verified blue-ticked handles among others trying to spread fake news on Kashmir.