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Fact Check: This viral post about Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti is fake

Vishvas News investigated the viral post and found that the post is old and Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have not been arrested recently under PSA.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: August 27, 2021

Vishvas News (New Delhi): A fake news about Jammu and Kashmir leaders Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti is going viral on social media. It is being claimed that both the leaders have been put behind bars under PSA. Vishvas News investigated the viral post and found that the post is old and Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have not been arrested for the same at present.

Claim

Facebook user Onek Tiwari uploaded the fake post on his account on August 23rd claiming that Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were arrested by imposing PSA.

The archived version of the post can be viewed here.

Investigation

Vishvas News started searching the related news on Google using keywords ‘Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti arrested under PSA’. We could not find any recent news related to this. We found a report on Aaj Tak’s website. It was uploaded on February 7th, 2020. It was stated that Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, who has been under house arrest for 6 months, are going to face new troubles. A case has been registered against both of them under the PSA i.e. Public Safety Act. Read full news here.

We also found a report on the website of Jansatta. It was also published on 7 February 2020. It also stated that PSA was imposed on Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.

We scanned the social media accounts of both the leaders. We came to know that both Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are active on social media.

Vishvas News contacted Naveen Nawaz, Chief Bureau of Kashmir, Dainik Jagran. He told that the post going viral about Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti is false.

We scanned the profile of the Facebook user Onek Tiwari who shared the viral post. We found that the user is a resident of Uttar Pradesh and has 871 followers.

Conclusion: Vishvas News investigated the viral post and found that the post is old and Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have not been arrested recently under PSA.

  • Claim Review : Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were arrested by imposing PSA
  • Claimed By : Facebook user Onek Tiwari
  • Fact Check : False
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