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.
Indian occupation forces can't even bare to see fruit trees live in IOJK - lest the Muslim Kashmiris eat the fruit. Such is the barbarism of the Rogue Modi Govt's fascist hate-filled mindset. #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/1AUmIj8YxG— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) September 15, 2019
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.
Shireen Mazari tweets a 2018 video from Himachal Pradesh as, "India can't bare to see fruit trees live in Kashmir."— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) September 15, 2019
Wish someone had provided the human rights minister with unused footage of chopping apple trees from anywhere in Pakistan, that would have worked too.. pic.twitter.com/nGyehxqmS1
1st of all this is one year old video.— Shash (@pokershash) September 15, 2019
2nd this is not Kashmir but Himanchal Pradesh.
3rd how @Twitter verifies parody Ministers of a Parody country like Pakistan ? If you have some shame then delete and apologise to PM Modi. pic.twitter.com/CCVHB6eVve
Fake video alert. The video is not even from Kashmir. It is from Himachal Pradesh. This was a High court-ordered drive to clear illegal encroachments on forest land in May 2018 in Shimla of HP. Stop fooling Pakistanis, Shireen Mazari! Shame! https://t.co/AO8mdX1BO1— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) September 15, 2019
Aapa this video from Himachal Pradesh,India. Court ordered in May 2018 against illegal encroachments of forest land. 😁😁— Sharad Gurve (@sharadgurve) September 15, 2019
A federal minister spread #FabledFake story.
You people have become master of fakery,trying to make the fool of the world. Be honest and live peacefully .— LPS Chauhan (@lllalpratap) September 15, 2019
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.