In the midsts of the deadly floods in Kerala which has claimed hundreds of lives and the Armed forces have been roped in for the rescue operation, even at this tense situation, the spread of fake news doesn’t seem to stop.
It was witnessed that an impostor wearing Army combat uniform in a video has been spreading disinformation about rescue and relief efforts in Kerala.
Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADG PI), IHQ of MoD (Army), on Sunday tweeted regarding the same and said that effort by all and the Indian Army is aimed at overcoming the tragedy in Kerala where hundreds of people have died.
Imposter wearing Army combat uniform in video spreading disinformation about rescue & relief efforts. Every effort by all & #IndianArmy aimed to overcome this terrifying human tragedy.Forward disinformation about #IndianArmy on WhatsApp +917290028579. We are at it #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/ncUR7tCkZW
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) August 19, 2018
The ADGPI asked citizens to follow all disinformation about the Indian Army through WhatsApp. “We are at it,” the tweet read.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has withdrawn the Red Alert from all 14 districts.
This is the first time since August 9 that Red Alert has been withdrawn from the entire state. Reports from different parts of the state suggest that the water level is also coming down.
However, thousands are still stranded across the state.