twitter handle named ‘@Sarah L Gates Malini posted this video and wrote that there was an “arson terrorist attack” on a temple in Shopian. The video amassed 2,683 views before being deleted.
Actual News was given by DD News Srinagar dated October 7. It stated that a fire had broken out in the Parimpora area of Srinagar.
Speaking to local media agency Global News Service (GNS) officials from the Fire Department revealed that the burnt buildings included some wooden structures and houses. They suspected that the accident was caused by a short circuit.
Other outlets like Kashmir Patriot and QNS TV that too are local agengies of Jammu and kashmir also covered the fire. However, there is no mention of a temple being burnt anywhere in these reports. Noor Mohammad Sheikh of Jammu and Kashmir’s ‘Apni Party’ met with members of the affected locality.
Thus, a video of a fire that broke out in Srinagar’s Parimpora area was falsely shared with a communal angle. The claim that a temple was set ablaze by Muslims is false.
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