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The houses in the video were not burnt by the Indian Army. It’s a fire incident at Uri which happened last year

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A video is being shared on Facebook with a claim that the houses in the video were burnt by the Indian Army in Kashmir. Also, the timing of the post indicated that it is a recent event. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Video of Indian Army burning the Kashmiri people houses at Bandipora.

Fact: The houses in the video were burnt last year in a fire incident at Uri. They were not burnt by the Indian Army and it’s not a recent incident. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

The video in the post was divided into keyframes using Invid tool and the frames were then run through the Google Reverse Image Search using keywords related to Kashmir. Then, it can be found that a similar video was uploaded on YouTube by ‘ATV News Kashmir’ in March-2018 with a description: ‘Four residential houses were gutted in a massive fire incident at Lachipora Uri’.

When searched on Google with the keywords found in the video description, the news reports published on this incident can be found. None of the reports found indicates any involvement of the Indian Army. Also, the incident happened at Lachipora, not at Bandipora. More details about the incident can be read in the articles published by the ‘Kashmir Pen’ and ‘Rising Kashmir’.

To sum it up, the houses in the video were not burnt by the Indian Army. It’s a fire incident at Uri which happened last year.

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