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Old videos are being shared as videos showing the current situation in J&K

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A video is being widely shared on social media with a claim that it shows the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Video of the current situation (protests and clashes) in Kashmir.    

Fact: The video shown as the current situation (protests and clashes) in Kashmir in the post is made by joining two old videos. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, no results matching the video were found in the search results. So, when searched for the video manually on YouTube with the keywords ‘Army Kashmir clash’, two videos which were used in making the posted video were found in the search results.

Video 1:
This video has the title: ‘Live Video of Indian Army Encounter with Militants in Jammu and Kashmir after Burhan Wani death’ and was uploaded on July 25, 2016. So, it is an old video.

Video 2:
This video was found to be uploaded on February 26, 2019. So, this video was also not taken in this month after the Indian government’s decision on Article 370.

The exact time, location and the context of the videos were not found but from the available information it can be concluded that these are not the recent videos taken in J&K after the abrogation of Article 370.

To sum it up, old videos are being shared as video showing the current situation in J&K.

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