Not Burning: No Massive Forest Fire in Uttrakhand

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No Massive Forest Fire In Uttrakhand

The year 2020 has unleashed a lot of wraths — the novel coronavirus pandemic, followed by a cyclone in West Bengal and Odisha and then swarms of locusts nosediving into villages and cities in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Pictures of forest fire have been circulating on micro-blogging site Twitter with a hashtag trending  #PrayForUttarakhand. And also shared on other social media platforms.

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[ IMG Shared On Twitter ]

However, the Chief Conservator of Forests at Uttarakhand Forest Department said that the public outcry was “misleading” and that “old images are being shared on various social media platforms”.

[ via Twitter : Dr. Parag Madhukar Dhakate IFS ]

Similarly, UK Police DG-LO Ashok Kumar, in a tweet, said, “Rumours about a forest fire in Uttarakhand using #uttarakhandwildfire #PrayForUttarakhand are completely false and mischievous. Uttarakhand police are going to lodge FIR against such rumor mongers.”

[ Via Twitter : Ashok Kumar IPS ]

In another statement, the Uttarakhand Forest Department said many images being shared on social media are from older incidents or even other countries.

Prakash

Head Of Editorial Team Of Saathi News

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