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Army says social media posts about imposition of Emergency fake

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The Indian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘fake’ certain messages circulating on social media about likely imposition of Emergency in the country next month to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

IMAGE: CRPF personnel pump hand sanitiser on the hands of people during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi, on Monday. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo

Army officials also said no effort is being initiated to rope in services of retired personnel, the National Cadet Corps and the volunteers enrolled under the National Service Scheme in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.


‘Fake and malicious messages are circulating on social media about likely declaration of emergency in mid April and employment of #IndianArmy, #Veterans, NCC and NSS to assist the civil administration,’ the Army’s Additional Director general of Public Information (ADGPI) tweeted.

‘It is clarified that this is absolutely Fake,’ the ADGPI said.

India was brought under a 21-day lockdown on midnight of last Tuesday with an aim to check the spread of the coronavirus infection.

The positive coronavirus cases touched 1,071 on Monday with 29 deaths.

Globally, the virus has infected more than 700,000 people and claimed more than 32,000 lives.

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