Sushil Pandit, a well known Kashmiri Pandit activist and propagandist, whose twitter handle says that he is a Kashmiri Hindu, on Monday took to twitter criticizing the temporary halting of operations by armed forces marketed as Ramzan ceasefire.
Pandit did so by sharing a fake news declaring five government forces were killed in South Kashmir’s Pampore area.
“Just heard, 5 CRPF jawans martyred in Pampore. #RamzanCeasefire is working. Question is who is it working for!,” Pandit tweeted.
After being called out for speaking fake news, since no such incident has happened, Pandit has deleted the tweet ever since.
Many netizens including former Chief Minister demanded legal action against Pandit.
Given that NO ONE else has this “news” I think it’s safe to assume this is fake news spread with a malicious intent, the subtext being Muslim terrorists have killed Hindu CRPF jawans. These sorts of blatant lies must face legal action. pic.twitter.com/Y61SmfuRtD
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 21, 2018
Police in Kashmir has registered a case in this matter at the Police Station Pampore under FIR No: 49/2018 under section 505 RPC. Investigation in the instant matter has been initiated to ascertain the facts pertaining to the case.
Police has also directed a communication to the authorities in Twitter India requesting them to provide the details of this particular twitter user so that he is made to face the law. Besides people are requested not to pay heed to such unverifiable information and to stay away from rumor mongering.
Pandit, regularly appears on TV shows, and writes columns for publications which favour the right wing hindu narrative regardless of facts. He recently wrote in favour of the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case and published it in the opinions section by putting a disclaimer at the end that the article was based on fiction.
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