The deadly monsoon rains have left over 350 dead, and more than 7 lakh people have been displaced. While people are dealing with all kinds of flood-related problems, now they have to deal with fake news too. A video is doing rounds on social media in which a man dressed in Army uniform says that the Kerala government is mistreating the army.
According to News18.com, the man in the video says, “I am addressing the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. Why do you have so much animosity towards the Indian army? Is it because your minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan doesn’t want the army to come to your state? Thousands are stranded in Chengannur and that the government is not letting the Army do their job. Just let us come and do our work. We will not take over your state. Don’t be scared.”
The which has now gone viral through social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp was shared by ‘Bharatiya Mahila Morcha Thalassery constituency’ on their Facebook page. But as the video went viral the Indian Army came forward and said that the video is fake and also advised people of not believing in such fake news.
The Indian Army in the tweet said, “Imposter wearing Army combat uniform in video spreading disinformation about rescue & relief efforts. Every effort by all & #IndianArmy aimed to overcome this terrifying human tragedy. Forward disinformation about #IndianArmy on WhatsApp +917290028579. We are at it #KeralaFloods.”
As the massive floods caused due to torrential rains wreaked havoc, besides the Central Government, the Chief Ministers of various states have come forward to support Kerala and offered financial aid to the southern state.
- Pakistan: Court summons Nawaz Sharif over remarks on 2008 Mumbai terror attacks
- News Alerts! IMD issues isolated heavy rainfall warning for Kerala for next 4 days
- Karnataka: Heavy rains lash Bengaluru as monsoon remains active
- Ankit Mohan on re-entry in ‘Naagin 3’: I’m not playing any supernatural characters
- Bharti Singh and husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa diagnosed with dengue, hospitalised in Mumbai