Beware of fake news on social media: Indian Army issues advisory on Northeast unrest over CAA protests

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The Indian Army has issued an advisory warning people to remain cautious against fake news and disinformation being spread in Assam by certain people.

On Friday, the Indian Army gave a warning on Twitter informing people to be cautious about the fake news that was being spread on social media about army operations in the North-East. They said that ‘disinformation’ was being circulated in the name of news and also put up some screenshots of accounts that had posted fake news about ‘encounters’ and ‘shooting’ done by the army. The Northeast has been burning with fights the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, post which armed force sections have been conveyed in states to control the confusion.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indian Army has issued an advisory to the people to be cautious against fake news and disinformation
  • Two people had died in protests on Thursday
  • The curfew imposed in the wake of the protest has been relaxed here from 9 am to 4 pm

Guwahati: Amid protests in the northeastern states over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, Indian Army has issued an advisory to the people to be cautious against fake news and disinformation being spread by some suspicious people on social media regarding its action in the northeast.

Recently, a video was circulated on social media showing Assam Police firing at protestors after which two of the protestors can be seen collapsing after being hit by bullets.

However, the video is fake and is actually a mock drill conducted by Jharkhand Police in November 2017. It was likewise utilized before in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the Army has deployed 26 columns in Assam to help the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to deal with the peace circumstance there and the quality of one segment is around 70 work force everything being equal.

The time limitation forced in the wake of the dissent has been loose here from 9 am to 4 pm by the organization today.

On Thursday, two people died in protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 after which 10 officials in the rank of superintendent of police were transferred.

Blaming the Congress and “communal forces” for the widespread violence in the state over the last two days, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said harsh move will be made against those associated with torching and vandalism during the counter citizenship charge fights. The CM likewise guaranteed the individuals of the state not to stress over the revised Citizenship Act, saying that the conventional culture, language, political and land rights will be ensured by actualizing Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 will give Indian citizenship to outcasts from Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and Zoroastrian people group from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and who entered India at the latest December 31, 2014, in the wake of confronting strict abuse.