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Verified Pak Handle Suspended For Tweeting Fake Photo of Indian

The photo was tweeted with a message that Indians were “finally realising that their country was a colonial entity”.

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Microblogging platform Twitter suspended Pakistan's verified Defence handle on 18 November, Saturday, after they used a fake picture of an Indian girl.

The picture showed a woman holding a placard, outside Jama Masjid in New Delhi, with the message that read “India is a colonial entity” and that she “hated” the country.

The photo was tweeted with a message that Indians were “finally realising that their country was a colonial entity”.

The photo was reportedly a morphed picture and the handle @defencepk was suspended by Twitter. The handle, however, deleted the photo some time after it was posted.

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Where Is The Photo Actually From?

The woman in the photo is Kawalpreet Kaur, a student activist of Delhi University, who took to Twitter to say that Pakistan had a “real security concern” if morphed photos are used to “spread hate across nations”.

The placard message was originally posted on Twitter by Kaur herself, on 27 June.

The tweet and the photo was posted as an appeal, asking citizens of India to change their profile images to “protest mob lynching”.

I am a citizen of India and I stand with secular values of our Constitution. I will write against communal mob lynchings of our country.
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Handle Tweets Another ‘Fake News’ On Same Day

Earlier on Saturday, the same handle had tweeted that India had “refused to avail the generous offer made by Pakistan to facilitate a meeting” between Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court for alleged involvement in espionage, and his wife.

However, only minutes before the handle’s tweet, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman had acknowledged India had sent a reply to facilitate a meeting.

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