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IGP refutes reports about 60 Kashmiri youth having gone missing as ‘totally fake news’

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Srinagar: Police on Wednesday refuted claims on social media platforms that 60 youth had gone missing from different parts of Kashmir amid the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, terming the claims as “totally fake news”.

“Some #SocialMedia platforms are running that 60 youth have gone #missing from different parts of the #Kashmir Valley amid the taliban takeover of Afghanistan. This is totally #fake news,” a police spokesman while quoting IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar tweeted this afternoon.

On Monday, NDTV, while quoting a senior police officer, reported that around 60 youth had gone missing from their homes in Kashmir in the last couple of months.

The report also said that around 300 militants had occupied the camps across the LoC after being emboldened by the recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Similar reports have been doing the rounds on the social media in J&K as well.

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