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Old Video Of Encounter Between Security Forces And Terrorists From Srinagar’s Pantha Chowk Circulated With False Claims: Fact-Check

There has been widespread speculation that the Indian Army is torturing innocent Kashmiris based on a video that purports to show a group of uniformed men throwing a dead body off a balcony.

Several accounts on twitter, including Kashmir xtalogy (“@Silly12120“) tweeted “First Kashmiris are brutally martyred and then their bodies are desecrated. Kashmiris are treated worst.” on Dec 19, 2023. The tweet post has received an about 13.1k views on X. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

Actually, this is an old footage from Pantha Chowk in Srinagar, where in August 2020 three terrorists were killed in an encounter with forces. It has nothing to do with civilians and it’s an old video.

The video was uploaded in Youtube on August 30, 2020.

Check out the full video here:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating old videos with false claims to target India and the Indian army. It has been claimed that the Indian Army is torturing innocent Kashmiris based on a video that has gone viral and shows a group of men in uniform throwing a dead body from a balcony. After proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that this is an old video from the August 2020 encounter between security forces and three terrorists at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar. This is an outdated video with no relevance to civilians.

Conclusion:

Fact : This is an old video from Srinagar’s Pantha Chowk, where three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in August 2020. This video is old and has nothing to do with civilians.

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