Pakistan used Twitter to provoke Muslims during Delhi riots: Intel dossier

The dossier said, as per reports, the Twitter handles were created at behest of Pakistani deep state

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The dossier said the Twitter handles targeted Delhi Police using hashtags such as #ShameonDelhiPolice | PTI File

An official dossier compiled by Indian security agencies have claimed the role of Pakistan in fanning discontent during and after the communal riots in Delhi last month, reported Hindustan Times.

According to the dossier, the report said, Pakistan used about 200 Twitter handles to spark discontent and provoke the Muslims in India during the communal violence that claimed over 50 lives in the national capital.

The dossier said the Twitter handles targeted the Delhi Police using hashtags such as #ShameonDelhiPolice and #DelhiPoliceMurders between February 25 and March 3, according to the report.

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Citing detailed investigations by Indian agencies, the dossier said the handles were created at the behest of Pakistani deep state and that they also asked some handles created in India to spread inflammatory messages.

As per the dossier, which the Hindustan Times claimed it had access to, the idea behind the exercise was to show that the Delhi Police selectively targeted Muslims during the riots in Delhi, and wanted to spread communal disturbance in the country.

It listed around 70 handles from the Pakistani cities of Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpindi that allegedly tweeted with hashtags #DelhiRiots2020, and over 100 handles that tweeted with #Delhi burning, the report said.

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