After being humiliated at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday, Pakistan is seemed to have returned to peddling fake news again.
Senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, on Saturday took to Twitter to claim baseless rumours about Indian forces' misusing power to harass Kashmiri boys. The video which Hamid Mir claims as 'latest (August 16)' has been found to be a year old fake video. With an aim to stoke anti-India sentiments on Twitter, Mir wrote:
Earlier on Friday, Pakistan failed to rile up the international community at the close consultations at United Nations Security Council (UNSC) through China by fearmongering over the abrogation of Article 370. India's UN representative Syed Akbaruddin shared that the UNSC appreciated India's effort to resolve the Kashmir issue. He also added that India's stance remains the matters related to article 370 were internal to India though two states tried to pass it off as the will of the international community.
"At the UN Security Council's closed consultations we noted that the two states who made national statements tried to pass it off as the will of the international community. Our national stance was and remains that matters related to article 370 in the Indian Constitution is entirely an internal matter. These have no external ramifications," he said.
Earlier in the day, after Pakistan's repeated begging to China which is a permanent member in the UNSC, China requested UN to have a "closed consultations" on the issue. However, the meeting is informal in nature and the outcome of the UNSC meeting. The deliberations began at 10 am (7:30pm IST) in the Security Council Consultations Room.
On August 5, India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution removing special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and has also bifurcated the state into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Reacting to India's decision, Pakistan expelled the Indian High Commissioner soon after deciding to downgrade diplomatic ties with New Delhi. India has categorically told the international community that its move to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and has also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.