Fact Check: Home Ministry has not asked people to refrain from buying products made in China

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A message attributed to Home Ministry is being shared on social media. The message urges people to avoid buying lights and firecrackers imported from China this Diwali.
“विशेष सूचना जरूर पढ़ें
इंटेलिजेंस के अनुसार, चूंकि पाकिस्तान सीधे भारत पर हमला नहीं कर सकता, इसलिए उसने भारत से बदला लेने की चीन से मांग की है। चीन ने भारत में अस्थमा फैलाने के लिए पटाखों को विशेष प्रकार के पटाखों से भर दिया है, जो कि कार्बन मोनोऑक्साइड गैस के लिए विषैला है। इसके अलावा, भारत में, नेत्र रोग विकसित करने के लिए विशेष प्रकाश सजावटी रोशनी भी बनाई जा रही है। बड़ी मात्रा में पारो का उ किया गयः है. कृपया इस दिवाली से अवगत रहें और इन चीनी उत्पादों का उपयोग न कों। इस संदेश को सभी भारतीयों तक फैलाएं।जय हिंद
विश्वजीत मुखर्जी,वरिष्ठ जांच अधिकारी, गृह मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार, (CG) आगे प्राप्त फोरवड करे”  the post read.
(Translation: READ SPECIAL INFORMATION
According to intelligence, since Pakistan cannot directly attack India, it has demanded China to take revenge from India. China has filled firecrackers with special types of firecrackers, which are toxic carbon monoxide gas, to spread asthma in India. In addition, in India, special lighting ornamental lights are also being made to develop eye diseases. Paro has been used in large quantities, please be aware of this Diwali and do not use these Chinese products. Spread this message to all Indians. Jai Hind
Vishwajit Mukherjee, Senior Investigating Officer, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (CG))

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FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
We checked the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and found no one by the name of Vishwajit Mukherjee or Biswajit Mukherjee and some more variation of the same name but did not any such name in the list of officers posted on MHA website.

We also looked at the press releases and the notice issued by MHA but did not find any such notice.

Moreover, the Press Information Bureau also confirmed that the message in circulation is false and has not been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.


Hence, it is clear that the message in circulation is false and has not been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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