– Let your first voice car a tribute to the soldiers who carried out flygbombningen in Pakistan, said hindunationalisten Narendra Modi to the country's 84 million first-time voters earlier in the week.
the Prime minister takes advantage of the tailwind as the crisis in Kashmir has given him. In the Modis campaign speeches and political moves, the focus is on security and anti-terrorism.
Modi was hailed as energetic when he replied, with an air raid against Pakistan when a jihadistgrupp killed more than 40 indian soldiers in Kashmir in February. It was the first time in nearly 50 years that India is implementing a fit over the truce in the shared Kashmir.
hundreds of extremists as a training facility for terrorists was bombed to pieces. Pakistan has all the time claimed that the bombs hit a field, and satellite imagery shows that the plant is left. At the same time as the polling stations opened in India, including in Kashmir, for the first stage invited Pakistan into diplomats and foreign journalists to visit the buildings on the other side of the border.
In India became the threat of war in Kashmir between the nuclear powers India and Pakistan start for the so far biggest spread of misinformation and false news, and pictures. Faktakontroller made of, inter alia, the BBC and the indian site Boom shows that a picture alleged to show the bombed-out gymnasium, in fact, is taken after the severe earthquake that occurred in the area 14 years ago. A very widespread photo of a group of muslim women and men standing around three dead people have been proven to conceive of victims in a terrorist attack in 2014.
the Images are spread primarily via Wathsapp, which has more than 200 million users in India, but has also appeared in national newspapers and on news sites.
in recent weeks The false claim that the pilot, who had become a national hero after being shot down in connection with the attack against Pakistan, become a member of the largest opposition party the indian national Congress has been widely disseminated. In another untrue message strikes a well-known analyst firm that the leader of the opposition Rahul Gandhi is dumb.
led hetskampanjer on Whatsapp to a 30-speaking people in India were killed. Angry mobs attacked people mistakenly identified as paedophiles on the hunt for children to kidnap and or muslims who eat beef, or violates the prohibition to slaughter the cows.
Faced with elections in India have Whatsapp, along with a company launched a varningstjänsten Checkpoint to stop the spread of false news.
the Service allows users to send text messages, pictures or videos to an account which then responds if there are signs that the information is false, misleading or correct.
said last week that it removed more than 800 pages which was said to spread propaganda and misleading information ahead of the elections.
When it comes to the crisis in Kashmir dismiss the united states claim that India shot down a pakistani fighter plane. According to the magazine Foreign Policy has a kontrollräkning shown that no pakistani plan is missing.