The revocation of J&K’s special status under Article 370 has drawn a deluge of misinformation from both sides of the border – India and Pakistan. While on the Indian side there has been an attempt to portray normalcy in the Valley, misinformation streaming from Pakistan attempts to show the Indian government’s brutality on Kashmiris. In the latest such case, a video where female protestors are being dragged by the police and pushed inside a bus is floating on Pakistani social media ecosystem with the claim that the scenes were recently shot in Kashmir.

ویڈیو پر کلک کر کے شیئر کریں
کشمیر کی تازہ ترین ویڈیو اتنا شیئر کریں کہ مقتدر قوتوں کو شرم اجائے مظلوم کشمیر کی اواز بنے

Posted by MaaZoo-: on Friday, 23 August 2019

The above video was shared by a Facebook page ‘MaaZoo’ and has attracted over 3 million views and nearly one lakh shares since August 23. The page claims that the video depicts the oppression of Kashmiris after the dilution of Article 370 – “ویڈیو پر کلک کر کے شیئر کریں کشمیر کی تازہ ترین ویڈیو اتنا شیئر کریں کہ مقتدر قوتوں کو شرم اجائے مظلوم کشمیر کی اواز بنے.”

The same video has also been circulated by multiple Twitter users.

Old video of teachers’ protest in Haryana

There are several hints which debunk the falseness of the claim that the video was shot in Kashmir. A person on the other side of the camera, possibly the individual shooting the video, says, “This is a protest by JBT teachers outside the CM’s office. These are live scenes of the protest from Karnal.

Karnal is a city in Haryana and JBT stands for Junior Basic Training which is a diploma level Educational course.

Furthermore, there is ‘Karnal Haryana’ imprinted on the side of a bus visible in the video.

Alt News searched for the video on Facebook using keywords – “JBT teachers protest Haryana” – and we were directed to the same clip which is currently viral with a false narrative. The video was a Facebook Live posted by the page ‘Karnal Breaking News’ on June 11, 2017. According to the page, women JBT teachers were protesting outside the Chief Minister’s Camp Office when women police personnel dragged and shoved them into buses. The protest was organised in CM City Karnal by JBT teachers to save their jobs.

Live – देखें – JBT Teacher’s Police & Tension In CM City ,देखें लाईव – सी एम कैम्प ऑफिस के बाहर धरने पर बैठी JBT महिला टीचर्स को घसीट घसीट कर महिला पुलिस कर्मचारी बसों में बिठाते हुए – सुबह से अपनी मांगों को लेकर बड़ी संख्या में JBT टीचर्स बैठे थे धरने पर ,प्रदेश सरकार के खिलाफ जमकर की JBT टीचर्स ने नारेबाजी !

सी एम सिटी करनाल में जे बी टी टीचरों ने अपनी नोकरी बचाने के लिए किया धरना प्रदर्शन ,मुख्य मंत्री कैम्प कार्यलय का किया घेराव ,पुलिस को दी गिरफ्तारियां पुलिस ने जेबीटी टीचरों को किया जबरदस्ती गिरफ्तार ,खट्टर सरकार के खिलाफ भी जमकर की नारेबाजी ,देखें लाईव वीडियो – शिक्षा विभाग द्वारा कल संयुक्त मेरिट सूचि से बाहर हुए नव नियुक्त जे बी टी टीचरों को सोमवार से हटाने के मोखिक आदेश जारी होते ही जेबीटी टीचरों में आक्रोश फ़ैल गया है ,राजकीय जेबीटी संघर्ष समिति के बेनर तले आज प्रदेश भर से पहुँचे सैंकड़ो टीचरों ने सी एम सिटी में मुख्य मंत्री कैम्प कार्यलय के बाहर अपनी नोकरी बचाने के लिए धरना प्रदर्शन किया ,पुलिस द्वारा सुरक्षा के पुख्ता इंतजाम किये गए थे ताकि टीचर कोई भी कानून हाथ में न ले सके ,वही पुलिस व प्रशाशन द्वारा टीचरों को कई बार कहाँ गया की यहाँ धरना आप नहीं दे सकते लेकिन टीचर्स वही धरने पर अड़े रहे तो पुलिस ने उनकी गिरफ्तारी के लिए बसों का इंतजाम किया इसी दौरान महिला टीचर सडकों पर लेट गई पुलिस ने टीचरों को जबरदस्ती बसों में डालना शुरू कर दिया ,सैंकड़ो टीचरों ने पुलिस प्रशासन व् सरकार के खिलाफ भी जम कर नारेबाजी की और मुख्यमंत्री से उनको उनकी नोकरी से बाहर न निकालने की गुहार लगाई !

CMO Haryana Manohar Lal Kamal Midha Karnal Breaking News Karnal Breaking News Malak Singh Vikas Mehla Amarendra Singh OSD to CM Haryana Lalit Sukhdev Singh Mohan Lal Jagmohan Anand Manoj Wadhwa Bjp JJ Cell Haryana Bakshish Singh Bjp Assandh Bhagwan Dass Kabirpanthi Harvinder Kalyan Bjp Meenu Chopra Dinesh Malhotra Mehla India Mani Nagpal Abhishek Nagpal Aayush Jain Ankush Sharma Bhavey Nagpal Hema Batra Brij Sharma Gian Parkash Baghi Asha Goel Mamta Garg Bansal Aarti Gupta Radhika Gupta Sarika Gupta Nidhi Garg Nirmal Nishu Singla Nishu Kapoor

Posted by Karnal Breaking News on Sunday, 11 June 2017

According to a June 2, 2017 report by The Tribune, “The Haryana Government has issued a revised combined merit list of JBT and primary teachers following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. With the revised list, nearly 1,225 Junior Basic Training (JBT) teachers and Primary teachers (PRTs), who were issued appointment letters, are set to lose their jobs.”

A video of a two-year-old protest in Haryana has been picked up by Pakistani social media users and floated as protests in Kashmir where the police are manhandling the people. Similar misinformation has been peddled in the past – a protest in Mizoram was shared as that in Kashmir, video of Burhan Wani’s funeral procession was floated as Kashmiris protesting and another clip of a funeral procession in Kashmir was shared as citizens protesting against Article 370’s dilution.

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Pooja Chaudhuri is a senior editor at Alt News.