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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani Human Rights minister Shireen Mazari amused social media after falsely accusing the Indian government of felling apple trees to stop Kashmiri Muslims from having them.

    Mazari got trolled on social media after the video clip she linked to Jammu and Kashmir turned out to be shot in the neighbouring Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

    The minister has consistently attacked the Indian government since India’s parliament revoked the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir. Mazari shared a video clip in which two men could be seen felling apple trees and claimed that the clip was recently shot in the Kashmir valley.  

    ​Some netizens were quick to point out  that the video was actually shot in Himachal Pradesh.  Sharing the screenshot of the original video, the twitterati accused Mazari of peddling fake news.

    Earlier in August, Mazari made headlines after she wrote to Unicef asking it to remove Indian-American actress Priyanka Chopra as its goodwill ambassador after she supported Indian air strikes on Pakistan.

    The UN declined to drop Priyanka, saying that the superstar retains the right to express her personal views.

    The stand-off between India and Pakistan has heightened in recent weeks after New Delhi scrapped Jammu and Kashmir's special status. 


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