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Pakistan group photoshops celebrities in pellet gun stir

| YUSUF JAMEEL
Published : Jul 26, 2016, 7:44 am IST
Updated : Jul 26, 2016, 7:44 am IST

Morphed photos on social media show Big B, Virat, Zuckerberg with injuries.

A file photo of contemporary artist S.H. Raza
 A file photo of contemporary artist S.H. Raza

Morphed photos on social media show Big B, Virat, Zuckerberg with injuries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and several other Indian celebrities were on Monday photo-shopped with pellet and bullet wounds by a Pakistan-based ‘welfare society’ to powerfully highlight the killing and maiming of protesters by security forces while containing a 17-day-old unrest in Kashmir Valley.

The others whose morphed photographs were placed on the Facebook and Twitter.com by ‘Never Forget Pakistan’ and soon went viral on these social networking sites are Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Kajol, Alia Bhat, Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan, cricketer Virat Kohli and Internet entrepreneur and CEO of Facebook Mark Elliot Zuckerberg.

The photo-shopped photograph of Prime Minister Mr. Modi’s shows his both eyes covered with bandage and the face with pellet wound marks.

The description reads, “Dear Modiji, we’ve performed the initial surgery but, unfortunately, pellets are still lodged in the posterior segment of your eyes. The injury may have been worsened as we were stopped by the police at the hospital to operate....”

Using the name of prominent Kashmiri ophthalmologist Dr Sajjad Khanday as the addresser, it further says,” as entire generation is being quietly blinded and maimed, we’ve seen hundreds of these cases in the last five years and it is continuing without any hitch. I hope you get well soon and are able to stop these atrocities.”

The caption of the morphed photograph of Sonia Gandhi informs her about the loss of the vision in her right eye. “I apologise in the delay in treatment. We’ve only five operation tables and these were busy round-the-clock...Dr Kamaljeet Singh, DMS, SMHS Hospital’.

It also says, “Unfortunately, Rahul is still critical. We’re doing our best to save him. You see your ally Omar Abdullah sanctioned the use of pellet guns as a non-lethal weapon. But since the Army specifically targets the head and chest, these pellets are proving as fatal as bullets”.

Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar