An Indian journalist Ali Sohrab shared 6 years old picture to mark 28 days of Kashmir shutdown

Reported on 2019-09-02 17:16:36.0 by Samyuktha Mirra

Rumour

A Twitter user has recently shared an image that shows two army men cleaning a pool of blood on a road. This was shared with the caption #28DaysOfKashmirShutdown. This has been seen as a trending hashtag in India on September 2nd which marks the 28th day following the revokement of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Our Investigation

We found out that this image is almost 6 years old by doing a simple reverse image check. The search led us to an article posted by the Indian Express with the headline “CISF jawan killed in militant attack in Srinagar”. This article was posted on October 14, 2013. It consists of a few images that show the aftermath of a militant attack in Srinagar and one of the images is the one tweeted by the user.

 

Fact

The image tweeted out by the user is at least 6 years old. The picture depicts the aftermath of a militant attack in Srinagar.

Similarly, there are a lot of images and video being shared under the hashtag mentioned and some of them are fake. We have debunked several fake claims and images earlier and that can be accessed here

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