Web Desk: A Pakistani private channel i.e. Dunya News ran a fake and unverified news report on Monday claiming that 158 Indian soldiers have been killed in the Sikkim sector by Chinese troops.
The channel reported ‘The development came in after China flexed its political muscle in the area today close to Tibet border with a fully equipped brigade indulging in live ammunition drill, China’s state television reported.
A two-minute footage that was broadcast on China Central Television showed the soldiers attacking an ‘enemy position’ using rocket launchers, machine guns, and mortars.’
No such news was reported by any Indian or Chinese news outlet and the news by the Pakistani channel was probably an attempt to get some attention, which they did, but in not the way they expected.
Social media users condemned the airing of fake news and asked the channel to be more careful in the future.
One of the persons to condemn the news was Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz MPA Hina Pervaiz Butt who said:
Dunya News ran breaking saying 158 Indian soldiers killed followed by Dawn News. Fake news. It is a serious mistake !
— Hina Butt (@hinaparvezbutt) July 17, 2017