Here’s the truth behind this old picture used with false claim over situation in J&K

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A picture is doing rounds on social media in which a group of injured minors can be seen and it is being claimed that these are the victims of pellet guns used by Indian Armed Forces after scrapping the Article 370.

The caption with the picture collage read: “कश्मीर में 370 हटने के बाद कल तक 42 लोग पैलेट गन का शिकार हो चुके हैं, अधिकतर अपनी आँखे गँवा चुके है ।
-BBC न्यूज़ हिंदी”

(Translation: “42 people have been victims of pellet gun till yesterday after 370 removed in Kashmir, most of them have lost their eyes.

BBC News Hindi”)

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At the time of filing this report, the above post was shared by over 1,500 Facebook users.

FACT CHECK

When NewsMobile fact-checked the above post we found that the picture in the above post is old.

On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search, we came across an article dated February 19th, 2019 which had used the same picture.

Hence, this proves that the viral post is misleading as the picture in the above post is old.

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