Indian Army on Fake News, Army not Stationed in Mumbai to Enforce Lockdown

This post is false. The forces of the Army or the Navy are not stationed in Mumbai to preserve law and order in the region. This is a false post and does not move it on or believe in it, please. Meanwhile, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said Thursday that the lockdown could be prolonged until the end of May, especially in the Mumbai and Pune regions.

Updated: May 08, 2020 18:07 IST

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Hari Aditya

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Indian Army against Fake News

The Indian Army on Monday dismissed some messages circulated on social media regarding the possible declaration of emergency next month in the country to cope with the coronavirus epidemic as "fake." Army officials have said no move is being made to rope military personnel, the National Cadet Corps, and the volunteers participating in the National Service Program in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said Thursday that the lockdown could be prolonged until the end of May, especially in the Mumbai and Pune regions. Both cities have so far produced 90 percent of the cases in Maharashtra. The Home Ministry confirmed expanded lockdown would end on May 17. Military Lockdown cannot be implemented and fake news is subject to be prosecuted.

Fake and misleading posts spread on social media regarding the likely emergency declaration in mid-April and the jobs of #1ndianArmy, #Veterans, NCC and NSS to assist civil administration,' tweeted the Army's Additional Director General of Public Information (ADGPI).