Amidst several memes regarding the India- Pakistan World Cup cricket match, this picture took to the center stage!
Well, India Pakistan cricket match is never just a cricket match, it has got a lot to do with the relationship the two neighboring country share. Be it personal, religious or political, we differ in every respect with Pakistan.
Amidst the cricket world cup, there are memes and advertisements that are surfaced from time to time that especially include the topic of India and Pakistan. We have witnessed the aAd which was published by Pakistan based TV channel relating a mimic of Wing Commander Abhinandan and we also witnessed the reply that was given by Celebrity actor Poonam Pandey which became viral.
Recently after Pakistan lost the cricket match against India, a picture was published in a social media platform which shows a bunch of youth holding Pakistani flag flaunts a poster which says ‘We Don’t Want Kashmir, Give Us Virat Kohli’.
The picture was posted by a person named Ibn Sina who stated himself as a Kashmiri Muslim “but not less than a Hindu”. “My religion is Islam but my culture is Hinduism,” his bio reads.
The photo was further re-twitted by many right-wing accounts, among which writer Madhu Kishwar twitted, “At one time Pakistanis used to chant, “Madhuri de do, POK bhi le lo”. New ambitions, new frustrations.”
Now the question arises that is the picture is for real or fake?
Research has been done to understand the authenticity of the picture. Finally, it has been zeroed that the caption on the green flag which says ‘We Don’t Want Kashmir, Give Us Virat Kohli’ has been imitated.
Whereas, the original picture belongs to INDIA TODAY article which was published in August 2016. The original story depicts Kashmiri youth raising pro-Pakistani slogan in the Kashmir Valley, following Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s death.
In the original picture, the Kashmiri youth is seen standing with a banner which reads, “WE WANT AZAADI.”
Eventually, the same picture has been photoshopped several times which read the message about different tournaments, cricket, Indian Politics, and eminent Indian personalities.