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As Indian administered Kashmir is under lockdown and all means of communications crippled. A lot of #FakeNews is being spread about the situation in Kashmir on social media.

@AFPFactCheck has debunked several misleading claims, a thread on the fact-checks published by AFP
@AFPFactCheck Claim: Indian soldiers firing lethal shots at militants in Indian-administered Kashmir during a live encounter.

Reality: The video was taken from a TV broadcast of a mock drill by Indian and US troops staged in 2016. #FactCheck #FakeNews

@AFPFactCheck Claim: Protests in Indian administered Kashmir on August 6, 2019, after the govt revoked the state’s semi-autonomous status

Reality: Video from December 2018 during a funeral procession of militants killed by forces in Kashmir #FactCheck #FakeNews

@AFPFactCheck Claim: A Pakistani media report, citing the BBC, claimed that Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik died in an Indian jail

Reality: BBC denied publishing any such news; Indian jail authorities and Malik’s lawyer told AFP that Malik was alive #FactCheck factcheck.afp.com/kashmir-separa…
@AFPFactCheck Claim: Video shows Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani under house arrest.

Reality: That video is online since 2018; one of Geelani’s relatives told AFP it was filmed in April 2018 while Geelani was under house arrest #FactCheck #FakeNews
@AFPFactCheck Claim: A photo of a girl reading a book as she walks past heavily armed soldiers taken in #Kashmir after the Indian govt scrapped #Article370

Reality: The claim is false; the photo was taken in 2016 during previous unrest in Kashmir #FactCheck #FakeNews

@AFPFactCheck Claim: Pakistani Army destroying the Indian military’s checkpoints in the disputed #Kashmir region on August 6, 2019.

Reality: Video has circulated online since 2017 in reports about a military operation along the Line of Control #FactCheck #FakeNews

@AFPFactCheck Claim: Indian military officers attacking Muslims in #Kashmir after the government revoked #Article370

Reality: Video is from clashes that broke out in northern India in 2017 after a religious leader was found guilty of rape #FactCheck #FakeNews
@AFPFactCheck Claim: Indian flag replaced the flag of Jammu and Kashmir on top of an administrative building in the city of Jammu after the Indian government revoked the state’s autonomy

Reality: The claim is false; the photo has been doctored #FactCheck #FakeNews
@AFPFactCheck Claim: A video showing people shouting anti-Pakistan slogans and burning the Pakistani flag in August 2019 after India scrapped special status for #Kashmir

Reality: It's an old video and has circulated online since at least 2016. #FactCheck #FakeNews

@AFPFactCheck Claim: A photo of men carrying a body in a funeral shroud shows “the present situation of #Kashmir

Reality: Image was actually taken in Srinagar in 2018 when a civilian was killed during a ‘cordon and search operation.’ #FactCheck #FakeNews

@AFPFactCheck Claim: TV broadcast by an Indian news channel @MirrorNow show animal sacrifices were banned in #Kashmir ahead of the Muslim festival

Reality: Indian news channel said the images were doctored and that it has not broadcast the story #FactCheck #FakeNews
@AFPFactCheck @MirrorNow Claim: People in #Kashmir defy curfew to protest after the Indian govt revoked the state’s special status.

Reality: Video has circulated for years in reports about protests after the death of a popular militant Burhan Wani in 2016 #FactCheck #FakeNews
@AFPFactCheck @MirrorNow Claim: Photos show people are happy in Indian-administered #Kashmir after govt scrapped the area’s semi-autonomous status

Reality: The claim is false; all three images are old and have circulated online since at least 2017. #FactCheck #FakeNews

@AFPFactCheck @MirrorNow Claim: #Kashmir Muslims chanting pro-India slogans in celebration after Delhi ended the region’s semi-autonomous status in August 2019

Reality: Video from February 2019 reports about a procession in the southern city of Bangalore #FactCheck #FakeNews

@AFPFactCheck Claim: Police beating Kashmiri people during a protest in #Kashmir

Reality: Video is four years old and shows a clash between protesting teachers from Islamic seminaries and local police in Patna, in India's eastern state of Bihar #FactCheck #FakeNews factcheck.afp.com/video-2015-sho…
@AFPFactCheck Claim: Thousands of Kashmiris protest against “Indian occupation” after #Kashmir was stripped of its special status

Reality: 2016 video from a funeral march of a Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani #FactCheck #FakeNews

@AFPFactCheck Claim: A group of women wailing while men carry a coffin shows "ongoing atrocities and oppression” by India in #Kashmir

Reality: Video from 2018 and shows the funeral procession of an Indian policeman killed by militants #FactCheck #FakeNews
@AFPFactCheck Claim: Canada's Justin Trudeau refused visas to senior Indian military officials "for their part in #Kashmir "

Reality: The news report is from 2010 and not related to the Indian government's recent actions in Kashmir.

#FactCheck #FakeNews
@AFPFactCheck Claim: Woman offering bangles to a soldier in Pakistan-administered #Kashmir for their inability to fight for the people in Indian-administered Kashmir

Reality: Photo from a 2013 protest in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi #FactCheck #FakeNews

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