Congress spokesperson didn’t demand that a soldier be hanged

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A quote post attributed to Congress’ national spokesperson, Priyanka Chaturvedi is making rounds on social media which reads that “soldier who dragged an innocent terrorist should be hanged.”

The Post Read: जिस फौजी ने बेक़सूर आतंकवादी को घसीटा उसको फांसी दो नहीं तो देश में आग लगा देंगे

Translation: The soldier who dragged an innocent terrorist should be hanged, otherwise we will set the country on fire.

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A Facebook page Yogi Sarkar shared the post on September 17 which has a following of over 480,000.

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FACT CHECK

The Congress spokesperson meanwhile has clarified via a tweet that she has not made the statement ascribed to her.

On September 13, three terrorists belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed in an encounter with security forces at Reasi district in J&K. After the encounter ended, the slain terrorists were chained and dragged by security personnel. It is in the context of this photograph that the quote has been attributed to Chaturvedi.

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