Police mock drill passed off as army atrocities in Kashmir

New Delhi


People opposed to abrogation of Article 370 have again been found to be sharing fake videos on social media.

A video of a mock drill by the police in Maharashtra's Amravati has now been passed off as army atrocities in Kashmir, fact-checking website Boom revealed on Tuesday. 

The video of the mock drill, which has gone viral, was shot on July 27, Boom found. In the video, a group of men clad in combat fatigues is seen marching away as five men are made to kneel before them.

Many people are now sharing this video with a caption "Where's peace in Kashmir? Why doesn't the pimp media show this".

There has been a spurt in the spread of fake news and misinformation amid continued lockdown of J&K following abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday dismissed as "malicious" a tweet by a Pakistani journalist about an alleged rift between the central forces and the J&K Police. IANS