Clipped video viral; Bengal cleric Taha Siddiqui didn’t ask Muslims to wage war against Hindus
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by Indradeep Bhattacharyya
10h ago
On February 1, journalist and former managing editor of Mail Today Abhijit Majumder tweeted a 43-second clip of a speech by Pirzada Taha Siddiqui of Furfura Sharif in West Bengal and wrote that the cleric was exhorting ‘Ms to prepare their children for war against Hs’. (Archive) Peerzada Taha Siddiqui of Furfura Sharif mazaar, #Bengal, exhorts Ms to prepare their children for war against Hs. pic.twitter.com/nHffOKcDTM — Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) February 1, 2023 The tweet soon went viral and has received close to 1,500 retweets and over 1.6 lakh views. The next day, Twitter user So ..read more
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Old video from Andhra Pradesh shared as Muslims disrupting Hindu outfits’ rally in Mumbai
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by Abhishek Kumar
1d ago
Members of Hindu nationalist outfits held a rally in Maharastra’s capital Mumbai on January 29, raising five key demands. Along with members of the BJP and the Shiv Sena’s Shinde faction, organizations like the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, and Bajrang Dal (VHP) also took part in it. Against this backdrop, a purported video of Muslims trying to disrupt the rally is being circulated on social media. Sharing the video, BJP worker Pandit Shrikant Upadhyay claimed that a group of Muslims tried to obstruct the rally of Hindu groups Maharashtra. He add ..read more
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Video of Kerala man assaulted by women shared with false communal claim
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by Shinjinee Majumder
2d ago
A video, in which a man can be seen getting assaulted by several women, was recently viral with the claim that the man was a Muslim and the women beating him up were Hindus. Several users shared the video and remarked that this was the way to combat Love Jihad. User @Anandi_sanatani asked Hindu girls to ‘show their Durga Avtar to Muslims’. (Archive) ??? In Kerala Hindu girls attacked a Muslim man for his misbehaviour. The awakening has started in Kerala. Let’s hope the fire rages on. This is the right way to stop Luv jihad. Our girls must show their DURGA AVTAR to chuslims. ? pic.twitter.com ..read more
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Viral video of woman beaten up by men: No communal angle to the 2-yr-old incident
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by Abhishek Kumar
2d ago
A purported video of a Dalit woman being beaten up for bathing in a water body is making the rounds on social media. The footage shows a group of young men thrashing the woman with sticks and rods on the banks of a pond or canal. Syrian reporter Bilal Abdul Karim tweeted this video and wrote, “This is Modi’s India, wherein Hindu extremists can beat a poor Dalit woman, record it and laugh for all to see!” (Archived link) A Twitter handle named Indian Muslim posted the video and wrote that a Dalit woman was being brutally thrashed by members of a Hindutva extremist organization. It also added t ..read more
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No, renaming of UAE area to ‘Hind City’ has got nothing to do with Hindus or Indians
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by Archit
2d ago
On January 29, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued instructions to rename Al Menhad area and its surroundings ‘Hind City’. Gulf News reported that the Hind City would cover an area of 83.9 kilometers. Soon after, claims were made on social media that this had been done to honour Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the contributions of Indians and Hindus to humanity. BJP MP from Uttarakhand and the party’s national media in-charge Anil Baluni shared a report by Arabian Business and wrote, “Under the dynamic leadership of PM Shri @narendramodi ji ..read more
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Unrelated, old videos viral as audience reaction to Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathaan’
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by Vansh Shah
2d ago
Despite boycott calls from some sections including the Indian Right Wing, Shah Rukh Khan’s film ‘Pathaan’ has set the box office on fire. Against this backdrop, social media users have shared several videos that supposedly show both disappointment and excitement among fans. Video #1 Sagar Kumar, a journalist affiliated with pro-BJP propaganda outlet Sudarshan News, shared a video where a disgruntled fan can be seen complaining about the movie. His tweet received 461.5K views at the time of the writing of this article. रुझान आने लगे है #फ्लॉप_हुई_पठान pic.twitter.com/unvttH92L1 — Sagar Kumar ..read more
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No, artwork showing man sitting at computer is not from ancient India
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by Shinjinee Majumder
3d ago
An image of an apparently ancient sculpture is viral with the claim that it was made in India 1,400 years ago during the time of a Pallava King. The sculpture is of a person seated in front of a computer attached to an electrical wire. Users marvelled at India’s advancement in technology at a time when modern electricity hadn’t even been invented. (Archive) कि तब धरती पर आधुनिक बिजली भी नहीं थी,|| ~ धरती पर आधुनिक तकनीकी यंत्र भी नहीं थे,|| ~ जबकि प्रमाण हमारे मंदिरों की दीवारों पर है लेकिन हम मन्दिर जाते हीं नहीं हैं ,||?#सनातन_धर्म_सर्वश्रेष्ठ_है — ?राष्ट्रवादी भारतीय? (@RVDhindustani) Janu ..read more
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BJP leaders tweet clipped video, share T R Baalu’s remarks on ‘demolishing temples’ sans context
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by Kalim Ahmed
3d ago
A 40-second-long clip of DMK MP T R Baalu speaking at an event has gone viral on social media. It is claimed that the leader was boasting about demolishing Hindu temples in his speech. In the video, Baalu can be heard saying, “I have demolished 100-year-old temples in my hometown, in my constituency — a Saraswati temple, a Lakshmi temple… and a Parvati temple. All three temples were in my constituency on the GST (Grand Southern Trunk) Road. I demolished them knowing that I would not get votes for my actions. But I also knew how to get votes from the people. So friends, all I am saying is don’t ..read more
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Rahul Gandhi’s photo with UK politician falsely viral as him meeting BBC Modi-docu producer
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by Vansh Shah
1w ago
The BBC documentary, India: The Modi question, which questions Narendra Modi’s role in the 2002 Gujarat riots has been banned in India by the BJP government by using emergency powers under the 2021 IT rules. Against this backdrop, several supporters of the Prime Minister have claimed while sharing a picture of Congress MP Rahul Gandhi that the latter had met the producer of the BBC documentary sometime last year. Kavinder Gupta, the former deputy CM of Jammu and Kashmir, tweeted the photo and wrote, “Rahul with BBC documentary producer six months back. So it seems producer had planned the docu ..read more
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Misreporting by major news outlets; Pakistan flag was not hoisted in Bihar’s Purnea
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by Shinjinee Majumder
1w ago
On January 26, 2023, news broke that a Pakistani flag had been hoisted on a residential building in Madhubani Sipahi Tola area in Purnea, Bihar. Several news media outlets reported this. Multimedia news agency ANI tweeted, ” A Pakistani flag was hoisted in the Madhubani Sipahi Tola area in Purnea”. The tweet further contained the Station House Officer’s statement wherein he states that the flag had been removed and that further action would be taken. The tweet also contained two pictures where the said Pakistani flag was visible. (Archive) Bihar | A Pakistani flag was hoisted in the Madhubani ..read more
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