A news video related to the death of a person in Kashmir is being shared on Facebook claiming it to be the first murder by the Army in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 on 05 August 2019. Let’s try to check the veracity of the claim made in the post.
Claim: Lecturer Shabir Ahmed beaten to death by the Army in Kashmir after 5th August 2019.
Fact: The YouTube video shared in the post is actually uploaded on 19 August 2016. Hence the claim that lecturer Shabir Ahmed was beaten to death by the Army in Kashmir after 05 August 2019 is FALSE.
The video is being shared widely across Facebook currently. It has attracted more than 950 shares by the time this article is written.
When the timestamp of the ‘Times Now’ news video in the post is observed, it was found to be uploaded on 19 August 2016. So, the claim that the video shows about an incident that took place after 05 August 2019 isn’t true.
Hence, an old video is being shared as the first murder by the security forces in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.
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