Fact Check: No! Naseeruddin Shah did not make this statement

A photo has surfaced on the internet in which a quote is attributed to veteran Bollywood actor Nasseruddin Shah.

The quote read: “कश्मीर में भटके हुए मुस्लिम युवक भारतीय सेना पर पत्थरों से हमला करे तो इसका मतलब ये नहीं कि उनके ख़िलाफ़ पैलेट गन का इस्तेमाल किया जाए| इतने असहिष्णु क्यों हैं भारतीय जवान? कश्मीर में आतंकवाद फैला रही भारतीय सेना को कश्मीर से हटाया जाना चाहिए- नसीरुद्दीन शाह ”

(Translation- If the Muslim youth stranded in Kashmir attack the Indian army with stones, it does not mean pallet guns should be used against them. Why are the Indian soldiers so intolerant? Terror spreading Indian army should be removed from Kashmir-  Naseeruddin Shah)

FACT CHECK

When the team at NewsMobile fact-checked the above post, we found that the claim is FAKE.

On putting the text on Google, there was no reliable source to confirm that Naseeruddin Shah made the above statement.

On putting the keywords like, ‘Naseeruddin Shah, Indian army terrorism, Kashmiri Youth’, we did not find anything that suggests that the actor made the statement.

We further scanned through his verified social media handles and found nothing close to the above statement.

Hence, the above information proves that the claim is FAKE.

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