The Government of India recently contacted international media, like BBC and Al Jazeera, on Saturday for showing some conflicting videos over Srinagar from the Friday morning.
The Indian government claims that the news is fake and fabricated and asks to prove with the evidence if the videos were real. However, on the other hand, the news organizations have claimed that the videos were real and if required, they can prove it with the raw footage.
There is exclusive footage out by the international news organization BBC which shows the people protesting that they want freedom and the abrogation of Article 370 is non-acceptable for them, in J&K’s Srinagar and that has directly contradicted the central government’s statement on it that it’s fake.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and the Intelligence Bureau have been keeping eyes over the videos, news, and reporting by the national as well as international media/news agencies on Kashmir. There are four videos and seven reports which have been stated as fake in the ministries reports which include those conflicting videos in the valley and those claiming that the action might lead to the burgeoning tensions in Kashmir.
शुक्रवार को नमाज़ के बाद कश्मीर के सौरा में बड़ी संख्या में प्रदर्शनकारी सड़कों पर उतरे और सुरक्षाबलों से उनकी झड़प भी हुई. हालाँकि भारत सरकार किसी भी बड़े प्रदर्शन से इनकार कर रही है. देखिए BBC की EXCLUSIVE फ़ुटेज. #Kashmir #KashmirProtest #Article370 #BBCExclusive #Srinagar pic.twitter.com/oUu9mTkHIp
— BBC News Hindi (@BBCHindi) August 10, 2019
While denying the fact, Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson tweeted that the news doesn’t relate to any truth and there were just a few stray protests in Srinagar/Baramulla which didn’t even involve more than 20 people.
A news report originally published in Reuters and appeared in Dawn claims there was a protest involving 10000 people in Srinagar.
This is completely fabricated & incorrect. There have been a few stray protests in Srinagar/Baramulla and none involved a crowd of more than 20 ppl.
— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) August 10, 2019
It was further revealed in an inquiry conducted by the government official that at first, Al Jazeera circulated that video followed by BBC in its all the regional channels, after few hours.