HYDERABAD: Images of people wearing white shrouds and lying on the floor are viral on social media. Users claim these are bodies of Muslims killed in Kashmir recently.

"That making me heartbreaking to see innocent Muslims be killed from terrorist people (sic)," reads the message with hashtags, "#SAVE_KASHMIR" and "#IndianMuslimsUnderAttack"



FACT CHECK:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter fact check team performed a reverse image search and found these pictures were in circulation since 2020. The posts indicate that the pictures are from February 2020 protest in Maharashtra's Aurangabad against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).


Media outlet "JJP News" also carried the same on 24 February 2020. The report clearly states that protests were carried out against CAA and NRC in Aurangabad.


Upon close observation, one can see the words 'CAA NRC' written on one of the placards.

Evidently, the images are from a 2020 anti-CAA protest. It is not linked to the current situation in Kashmir. Thus, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Images show bodies of Mulsims killed in Kashmir recently.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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