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Dear citizens of Srinagar, don’t believe rumours on July 8 or 13!

The message, which police claim originated in Pakistan, requested people to observe a full shutdown on July 8, 13.

Since this morning, a letter on behalf of the ailing separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been circulating on various social media platforms. In the letter, Geelani requests a complete shutdown on July 8, the death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, and July 13, the day of the martyrs.

Dear citizens of Srinagar, don't believe rumours on July 8 or 13!The Claims

A letter in the name of Syed Ali Shah Geelnai was circulated this year, as it was last year. According to the letter, Geelani has advised people to observe a complete shutdown on July 8 to mark Burhan Wani’s death anniversary. It was also claimed in the letter that Geelani has requested that Hartal be observed on July 13 to mark ‘Martyrs Day.’

Fact Check

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Tuesday that action is being taken against those who are circulating a fake letter of ailing separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on social media in order to incite people to create law and order problems in the Union Territory in general and the Kashmir Valley in particular.

The tweet is fake, according to family sources of SAS Geelani, and was sent by someone from Pakistan, according to Budgam Police. Police are pursuing those who are circulating it in order to incite violence. In Police Station Budgam, a case FIR has been filed under relevant sections of the ULA(P).

Dear citizens of Srinagar, don't believe rumours on July 8 or 13!Srinagar Police have also asked residents of the summer capital not to believe rumours circulated by some individuals in attempt to cause law and order issues.

“The caption spreading on Twitter is a fake, and people are advised not to believe such rumours. Anyone who engages in any illegal action including the circulation of false information or rumour-mongering will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law “, police say, while describing the letter as a fake.

A similar fake letter was circulated in the year 2020

Interestingly, in the year 2020, a similar fake letter was published in which individuals were instructed to observe Hartal on July 8 and July 13. The letter was circulated last year on the eve of Burhan Wani’s death anniversary. Following confirmation from Geelani’s family, police established that the letter was fake and originated in Pakistan.

Claim Reviewed :

Geelani’s letter instigating violence

Claimed By :

Social media separatist leaders.

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Dear citizens of Srinagar, don't believe rumours on July 8 or 13!

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