Sixteen people from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations 2019, as per media reports. The results were declared on August 4. News18 reported that two candidates from North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, Nadia Beig and Aftab Rasool, also cleared the exams. Two days later, several Facebook and Twitter users claimed that Beig’s Twitter account is full of “anti-national activities”. This was based on tweets by a Twitter account ‘@Nadia_Beigh’ which no longer exists. These screenshots below have been widely shared on social media.
Twitter account @kapilverma73 posted a tweet-thread on the matter. He referred to Beig’s alleged social media activity and questioned her “loyalty” to the nation. In one of his tweets he wrote, “Her one step can ruin our nation’s relationship with any nation, and a woman who has Pakistani ideology, won’t she have a soft corner for Pakistan? ( इसका एक कदम हमारे देश के किसी भी देश से रिश्ते बिगाड़ सकता है, और पाकिस्तानी आइडियोलॉजी वाली यह महिला क्या पाक के साथ सॉफ्ट कार्नर नहीं रखेगी ?). This tweet-thread gained over 15,000 likes and more than 9,000 retweets cumulatively. (archived link)
Similarly, other Twitter users also promoted the same claim (1, 2, 3). One of them wrote, “I had saved her tweets because I knew she will delete her account.”