The Indian military issued a warning about fake news spreading online amid ongoing CAB legislation protests. Earlier, a viral video showing police purportedly shooting at protesters in Assam was branded as fake by local media.
The Indian Army tweeted on Saturday that people should avoid “lies and propaganda being spread on social media by harmful elements,” as troops were redeployed to the state of Assam, which is engulfed in protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) December 14, 2019
New Delhi says the CAB is necessary to protect persecuted minorities from Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan – Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jain, and Parsis. But it does not include Muslims in the six religious groups – a fact that prompted Muslims in Assam to voice their anger. (RT)