Amarnath Yatri Killed by a Shooting Stone, Fake News Says By Stone Pelters

A tweet shared by a Kashmiri Pandit going by the alias of RefugeeBluess on twitter has gone quite viral. The tweet calls for liberals and media to express outrage for a stoning that never happened. The tweet has got 81 Retweets 44 Likes without any verification of facts.

RefugeeBlues says Bhushan Kotwah was stoned to death while in reality he was hit by a shooting stone that rolled down from a hillock while the was crossing Brarimarg area on 16-km Baltal-cave route in Ganderbal district on Thursday morning. (Source – Kashmir Life)

Ironically, the link to the news that is being shared by the Twitter handles unambiguosly mentions ‘Shooting Stone’ reported by a Kashmir based newspaper ‘Kashmir Monitor.’

This is a deliberate attempt to demonize and dehumanize the Kashmiri population as even after being corrected he hasn’t deleted the tweets.

This fake news was also retweeted by a verified handle named Ashoke Pandit but no action has been taken against them by the police.