There has been news about PM Narendra Modi possibly declaring Emergency under Article 360, which categorises it as a Financial Emergency, yet this news has been fake. The article by stated that India has apparently been going through the worst financial crisis in its “72 years of history.” This could be made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this news has been debunked by the official Press Information Bureau (@PIBFactCheck) account on Twitter. They state that “the story is malicious and fake and that there is no such plan.”

Our assessment is that in this time of panic and businesses shutting down to control the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a ploy to create more panic and spread misinformation.

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