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Major Surendra Poonia, images claiming to be of Pulwama martyrs is not true

Viral Claim: Major Surendra Poonia, shared image claiming them to be of the Pulwama martyrs. Social media users shared them widely believing them to be of th Pulwama martyrs, but it is not true.

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Facts Check Analysis: Multiple pictures were shared by a twitter verified user Major Surendra Poonia. The Major shared this image claiming them to be of the Pulwama martyrs. Social media users shared them widely believing them to be of th Pulwama martyrs, but it is not true.

The images show many coffins covered with the Indian tricolor and another picture we can see a soldier sobbing.

After doing a reverse search of the images, we found that the first image is 7 years old. A news published by IndiaSpend on April 24, 2017, titled “2017 Deadliest Year, April 2017 Deadliest Month For Security Forces In Chhattisgarh In 7 Years”.

As per Indiaspend, On April 24, 2017, 25 Central Reserve Paramilitary Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. The encounter with 74 battalion of CRPF occurred at Kala Pathar near Chintagufa in Sukma, the worst Maoist violence-affected district in south Bastar area of the state.

2017 Deadliest Year, April 2017 Deadliest Month For Security Forces In Chhattisgarh In 7 Years

Twenty five Central Reserve Paramilitary Force jawans were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on April 24, 2017. Representational image. With 71 security personnel killed in Maoist-related violence in 2017, it is already the deadliest year in the past se

 

So the first image is not from the Pulwama attack, which happened on 14th April 2019.

One user pointed out the mistake of Poonia and slammed him over the social media itself, he said “Yaar Poonia heights! Been wanting to call your bluff for a long time now. Kya fraud aadmi hai tu bey! What a character you are yaar. Both the pics are not related. Also, the Madras boys are wiping sweat of their brow and faces after a drill. You are face palm infinity ”