NEW DELHI: Social networking websites have suspended the account of Pakistan Defence Forum, one of the oldest-running websites devoted to Pakistan’s armed forces, after it posted a morphed picture of a student activist from Delhi University.
Both Twitter and Facebook suspended the account after it came to the notice of former vice-president of JNU Students Union Shehla Rashid, who asked twitterati to report the image.
Pakistan Defence posted the picture of Kawalpreet Kaur, a student of Delhi University, standing in front of the Jama Masjid with a placard reading: “I am an Indian but I hate India, because India is a colonial entity that has occupied nations such as Nagas, Kashmiris, Manipuris, Hyderabad, Junagarh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Goa.”
However, the original image stated, “I am a citizen of India and I stand with secular values of our Constitution. I will write against communal mob lynching of Muslims in our country. #CitizensAgainstMobLynchng.”
‘Last thing I want is to be used as a pawn’
There is a real security concern if Pakistan uses morphed pictures just to spread hate across nations,” said Kawalpreet, whose picture was morphed. “The last thing I want is to be used as a pawn for spreading anti-India and anti-Pakistan sentiments”