Special IG of Police, Maharashtra Cyber Cell Brijesh Singh on Saturday said some people from Pakistan are creating fake social media accounts with Indian names to spread misinformation about Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir is under curfew for close to a month following the abrogation of special status granted to the state under Article 370.
In the past few weeks, unverified reports have surfaced on social media claiming unrest and violence in the Valley. "Fake videos are being circulated and photos are being used out of context," he added. "Even verified accounts in Pakistan are sharing fake news," Singh further said.
Presently, the government has snapped internet services in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, it was reported that the authorities may not restore the internet connection anytime soon as Pakistan was pushing fake news against India on social media.
On the other side, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the war is not an option to deal with the Kashmir issue. The tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated over India's decision to abrogate Article 370 in J&K. He added Pakistan has repeatedly offered to start talks with India as the two nuclear-armed neighbors can't take the risk of going to war.