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FACTCHECK: Farooq Abdullah said I am not a Muslim, I am a Kashmiri Saraswati Pandit

ANALYSIS: Misleading

FACT: A misleading news about Former Chief Minister of J&K Farooq Abdullah is being circulated. Users sharing the news with a quote “I am not a Muslim, I am a Kashmiri Saraswati Pandit. ~ Farooq Abdullah”, actually this is an old news from 2014 Farooq Abdullah said “I’m not a Muslim but a kashmiri Saraswati pandit who converted to Islam years ago from a kashmiri Brahmin. Kashmiri Muslim are actually descendant of kashmiri pandits only”. He made the statement when he visited Pragati maidan to publish a children’s book in kashmiri language,2014.

INTENT: social media influencers spreading old news about Farooq Abdullah to mislead people and rekindle controversy around valley.

Misleading:

https://twitter.com/AdvAshutoshBJP/status/1621918834671357952

fact

https://www.amarujala.com/news-archives/india-news-archives/farooq-abdullah-said-i-am-kashmiri-pandit-not-muslim

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