Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out the deadliest attack ever on the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 claiming the lives of 40 CRPF personnel and injuring several others. The Jaish suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar rammed his explosive fitted vehicle into a CRPF convoy of 78 vehicles in Pulwama district. The convoy of buses had around 2,500 CRPF personnel travelling from Jammu to Srinagar. And since the attack, several photographs and posts are being shared on social media platforms claiming to be the body parts of the martyrs. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), on Sunday, issued an advisory asking people to not circulate fake pictures of body parts of martyrs as it would invoke hatred.
The official Twitter handle of CRPF has posted an advisory which says, “It has been noticed that on social media some miscreants are trying to circulate fake pictures of body parts of our Martyrs to invoke hatred while we stand united. Please DO NOT circulate/share/like such photographs or posts. Report such content at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
According to the post, some miscreants are sharing fake or old photographs or videos of attacks or body parts of those martyred in the Pulwama Terror Attack to spread hatred. The CRPF urges citizens to do not fall prey to such posts and not share or like such posts. It further asks citizens to report such posts and photographs to ‘email@example.com’.
In a related advisory, the CRPF has stated that fake news is being circulated over social media about the alleged harassment of students from Kashmir following the Pulwama terror attack. “ADVISORY: Fake news about harassment of students from #Kashmir is being propagated by various miscreants on social media. CRPF helpline has enquired about complaints about harassment and found them incorrect. These are attempts to invoke hatred Please DO NOT circulate such posts,” reads the post on CRPF’s official Twitter handle.
(With inputs from IANS and ANI)