Fact Check : Stills from a Hindi series became viral on Twitter, after a user shared them claiming to show the Indian Army torturing a Kashmiri journalist.
This is the latest addition to the rapid spread of misinformation on the Kashmir valley, since the government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 and the imposition of Section 144 in the region.
On August 27, 2019, a Twitter user posted four photos, showing a man confined in jail, being beaten up by a few men in police uniform.
The caption with the photo stated: “Lat (sic) night Indian army arrested Kashmiri journalist Fahad bhat from his home. Now they are torturing him. World has time for amazon forests but not kashmiri peoples (sic).why?”
The user, who goes by the name “Arbaz khan”, also added another photo along with a still of BBC Report Simon McCoy and a ticker at the bottom which purported to show that BBC was reporting on this matter. (Read the Full Story)