Two graphics attributed to news channel Mirror Now claiming the Indian government has banned animal sacrifice in Kashmir, is fake with the channel’s editor Faye D’Souza calling it out on Twitter herself.
The photoshopped images went viral on social media as curfew was re-imposed in Srinagar on the eve of Eid.
Large parts of the region have been in a physical and communications lockdown since the government decided to repeal Article 370 and scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
Faye D’Souza, Editor of Mirror Now took to Twitter debunking the fake graphic.
D’Souza tweeted that the it was photoshopped and Mirror Now had not carried such a story.
“This is a fake screen. FALSE. Photoshopped, 1. The bottom ticker is missing 2. The font is not the one used by the channel 3. This is not a story carried by Mirror Now,” she wrote.
Additionally Mirror Now journalist Pramod Madhav whose photo and name can be spotted in the viral graphic is currently reporting on the floods in Kerala and not on Kashmir.
BOOM also checked for stories reported by Mirror Now and did not find any such report by Mirror Now as being claimed in the viral graphics.
The photoshopped images have been viral since August 11, 2019 on Twitter and Facebook.
Shehla Rashid, Kashmiri activist and member of Jammu & Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) party who had also tweeted the fake images, tweeted a clarification and said that images were photoshopped.