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.
A Facebook page Yogi Sarkar shared the post on September 17 which has a following of over 480,000.
The Congress spokesperson meanwhile has clarified via a tweet that she has not made the statement ascribed to her.
Another day, another fake quote attributed to me, yet again viral on Facebook.
Facebook is becoming a hub of lies and fake stories.
Get well soon wishes to those afflicted by liar-itis and fake-itis virus since 2014. https://t.co/w2e4pZFyou
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) September 18, 2018
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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