An article has been making rounds on social media since the deadly Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred. The article claimed that actress Priyanka Chopra appealed the people of India to not hate Pakistan.
The headline read: “पुलवामा अटैक, प्रियंका चोपड़ा चाहती हैं पकिस्तान से नफरत न करें भारत के लोग”
(Translate: “Pulwama attack, Priyanka Chopra wants people of India not to hate Pakistan”)
Several users on Facebook shared the screenshot of the article which attracted many shares and reactions:
NewsMobile Fact-Checked the statement attributed to Priyanka Chopra and we found that the headline of the article is misleading. The news article dated February 15th, 2019 was based on a tweet by Priyanka Chopra condemning the Pulwama attack.
Absolutely shocked by the attack in #Pulwama…Hate is NEVER the answer!!! Strength to the families of the martyred jawans and the CRPF soldiers injured in the attack.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 14, 2019
Hours after the attack, Priyanka Chopra wrote, “Absolutely shocked by the attack in Pulwama…Hate is NEVER the answer!!! Strength to the families of the martyred jawans and the CRPF soldiers injured in the attack.”
Though in her tweet she wrote ‘Hate is NEVER the answer’, but she didn’t mention Pakistan anywhere in her tweet.
Hence, the headline of the news article is misleading.
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