Fact Check: Photos of coffins wrapped in Tricolor not related to Pak ceasefire violation in J&K

Many news organisations such as the Indian Express had reported that on 13 November, Pakistan breached ceasefire.....

By Misha Rajani  Published on  22 Nov 2020 4:06 PM GMT
Fact Check: Photos of coffins wrapped in Tricolor not related to Pak ceasefire violation in J&K

Hyderabad: Many news organisations such as the Indian Express had reported that on 13 November, Pakistan breached ceasefire along the Line of Control in four Jammu and Kashmir districts and killed four Indian soldiers, a BSF jawan, and at least four civilians.

Following this news, many social media users started sharing photos of coffins wrapped in the Indian Flag hinting that they were related to the incident. One Twitter user wrote, "Reportedly yesterday's score was 28. Well done boys. Keep it up."

Even Muhammad Arif, a former Pakistani army major, tweeted the image and wrote the same caption. (Archive)

Fact Check:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found that this viral image was published on various websites as a representative image. In 2010, this image was used by Rediff News, in 2014 by International Business Times, and in 2017 by Euro News and Huffington Post.

The caption of the photo on Huffington Post reads, "Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel pay their last respects near the coffins of policemen who died in a Maoist attack, in Raipur, capital of the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh June 30, 2010."

Upon carefully observing the reports by DD and The Hindu, we noticed that the viral photo does not match the visuals from the tribute ceremony for the four soldiers who were killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Evidently, the claim that the viral image is connected to the recent ceasefire incident is FALSE.


Claim Review:Photos of coffins wrapped in Tricolor related to Pak ceasefire violation in J&K
Claimed By:Twitter Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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