The Pulwama attack took place on February 14, 2019, in which terrorists attacked a convoy of Central Reserved Police Force jawans in Jammu and Kashmir killing 40 personnel.
This year marked the fourth anniversary of the attack, and social media users shared a video of a last rites ceremony of a martyred soldier, and his daughters paying tribute.
Never Foget Never Forgive
Heartfelt tributes to our brave heroes who lost their lives in #PulwamaAttack .
The Nation🇮🇳 will always be Indebted by your Supreme Sacrifice. Salute to the families.#PulwamaAttack2019#PulwamaAttack#BlackDayForIndia pic.twitter.com/7IS7sryyh3
— Megh Updates 🚨™ (@MeghUpdates) February 14, 2023
— Anton Chigurh (@NRI_Uganda) February 14, 2023
— panda (@pandainexile) February 14, 2023
By reverse searching one of the key-frames of the clip on Yandex, Alt News came across various news reports from 2015 on YouTube which carried the video. One such report was from Aaj Tak which showed the same video that is going viral in the context of the Pulwama Attack.
According to the report, the women seen in the video are the daughters of Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who died from bullet wounds in a Srinagar hospital on January 27, 2015, after he had got severely injured in an armed encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen militants. This was just a day after Rai had received a Gallantry medal on Republic Day.
In another video report by IndiaTV, the late Colonel’s daughters can be seen. They are the same women as in the viral video.
Hence, the viral video shared in the context of the Pulwama Attack is not related to the incident. In fact, the video is from January 2015, where the daughters of the martyred Colonel M N Rai were paying their last respects to their late father.
Vansh Shah is an intern with Alt News.
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