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Video from Parimpora is falsely shared as temple being burnt in Shopian district

Written by Sahban

Several attempts are being made to provoke communal tensions in Kashmir after the selective killing spree which included the killing of two teachers in a government school. Now, a video is shared as temple being burnt in Shopian district of Kashmir relating it to recent killings.

A Twitter user Sarah L Gates Malini shared the video with a caption that reads “Arson terrorist attack on #Shopian temple today.” Archived version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Another Twitter user Anurag Srivastava shared the video with a caption that reads “lsIamic terrorists of Kashmir burnt Hindu temple in #shopian after kiIIing several Hindus in valley.” Archived version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Another Twitter user Singh shared the video with a caption that “सोफिया कश्मीर एक मंदिर में आग लगा दिया गया आज शांति दूतों के द्वारा हिंदू मुस्लिम भाई भाई करते रहो और यह मुसलमान हिंदुओं को टारगेट करते हैं बहुसंख्यक होने के बाद हिंदुओं को मार मार कर भगा ते हैं यह है इनकी असलियत”which  translates “Sophia Kashmir A temple was set on fire today by peace messengers Keep doing Hindu Muslim brother brother and these Muslims target Hindus After being in majority, they kill and drive away Hindus, this is their reality.” Archived version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

For more claims click here and here.

FactO check:

A reverse image search of some keyframes from the video has directed us to a tweet by DD NEWS SRINAGAR with a caption “Approximately 20 sheds gutted in a massive fire at Parimpora locality in Srinagar. Fire and Emergency Services has contained the fire.” The tweet can be seen below.

Taking cue from the above tweet, we then found the same video shared by India Today with a caption, “Several houses damaged in a massive fire incident at Parimpora bypass in #Srinagar”.

From above tweets it is clear that video from Parimpora and  not from Shopian

Conclusion:

Video from Parimpora is shared as temple being burnt in Shopian.

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Sahban

Specialized in media monitoring, analysis, and research associate at FactO. Email: sahbanzar@factonews.co

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