Fact-check website Alt News has denied the news of the acceptance of the killing of 300 terrorists by a former diplomat in Indian Army Airstrike in Balakot, Pakistan in 2019. It has been told in fact-check that the video clip on which this news is made, has been tampered with.
The news agency ANI was quoted by several newspapers and websites, including NewsBust, to raise this news. It was said in the news that former Pakistani diplomat ‘Aga Hilali’ had told in a debate on a Pakistani channel that 300 terrorists were killed in the Balakot Airstrike on 26 February 2019. The report said that “This statement of a former Pakistani diplomat who repeatedly favored the Pakistani Army in TV debates is contrary to Islamabad’s claim that no one was killed in this airstrike.”
In this report of ANI, it was quoted as’ Aga Hilali ‘,’ India crossed the international border and carried out war activity, in which 300 people died. Our target was different from them. We targeted his high command. They were our real targets, because they are army men. We had accepted that there was no loss due to a surgical strike, but now we have told them that whatever they do, we will do the same and will not let more things deteriorate.
but Alt news It has been seen in the fact check done by that that these statements were reported incorrectly and the name of the diplomat who gave these statements is ‘Zafar Hilali’. In this video posted on YouTube by HUM News program ‘Agenda Pakistan’, Hilali said, ‘India what you did was the Act of War. An act of war crossing the international boundary. In which he had to kill at least 300 people.
Hilali further said that ‘It was not dead and India dropped bombs in a football field’.
After the news came, Zafar Hilali tweeted a video and said that it has been edited by making a cut in his video. Alt News said that one of its videos posted on Twitter had an abrupt cut near ‘0.7-0.9 seconds’ and the word ‘hit’ by Hilali has been ‘hit’.
After fact-check, this video has been removed from news websites.
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