A collaz of Pakistani stamps issued on Kashmir issue using a fake image.

Pakistan issues Kashmir stamps, using fake image of Pandits’ protest

Pakistan has published 20 so-called commemorative stamps under caption ‘Atrocities in Indian-occupied Kashmir’, including a fake stamp that uses the photo of Kashmiri Pandits’ protest photo in Delhi that has nothing to do with the alleged atrocities.

Roots in Kashmir was protesting against the atrocities of Pak-aided terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir but the picture was used in the stamp to portray it as anti-India protest.

In a letter addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, a Kashmiri Pandit group called ‘Roots in Kashmir’ (RIK) claimed that one of the stamps included an image from their protest staged at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi held way back in 2014. (See the picture)

Another stamp tried to glorify Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, killed in 2016. Here’s what the group RIK said on social media:

“While the issuance of postage stamps was a malicious attempt to raise the bogey of Kashmir, we have found one stamp from a protest carried by us to protest against the forced exodus and exile of Kashmiri Pandits, the perpetrators of which are terrorists and subversives supported by Pakistan,” RIK said in its letter dated October 1.

Conclusion: Pakistan has obviously used wrong pictures to portray as examples of Indian atrocities, which was never the case. Our rating for the claim is ??? Misrepresentation.



About Rajesh D.V.

Rajesh is our Correspondent based in Hyderabad, with more than 10 years of experience in covering Telugu news for regional websites such as MFMonitor, among others. He has also undergone training for sourcing data and analyzing it from a workshop held by Data Leads in collaboration with the Google News Initiative. He can be reached at telugu@digiteye.in

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