Pulwama attack: CRPF issues important advisory for social media users

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Terrorist attack in Pulwama led to the supreme sacrifice of several Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans on February 14th.

The cowardly attack by Pak-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad has touched a raw nerve with the masses. Several are protesting in different parts of India while many are registering their protests on social media sites like WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

But some social media users may have been using forged pictures with the aim of causing resentment and distress to the masses.

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CRPF took this into account and issued an advisory on 17th February 2019 and said:

“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.”

CRPF has requested social media users to report such content at webpro@crpf.gov.in.

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Meanwhile, claims made by social media users of ‘attacks’ on Kashmiri Muslims have turned out to be fake. Like in this case, where a user named Fahad Shah claimed that Kashmiri Muslim girls were trapped in a hostel at Dehradoon. It turned out that no such situation existed.

There however was a situation in which girl students of NIT Srinagar were threatened by locals for supporting India.

Update: CRPF has issued another advisory. It said:

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.