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A website called 'Social Daily' published an article on June 15 which said that a BJP man was caught wearing a burqa in Karnataka while waving the Pakistani flag.
This piece of news was also shared on social media platforms.
June 16, 2020
बुरका पहन कर पाकिस्तानी झंडा लहराते पकडा गया BJP कराकर्ता सिद्धू https://t.co/1dcI7fUHdp— MD TANWIR 🇮🇳🙏 (@MDTanwir4) June 17, 2020
एक आदमी बुर्का पहन कर पाकिस्तानी झंडा लहराते हुए पकडा गया है— 🖤🍁 INQUILAAB ZINDABAD (@AnasGabbar) June 16, 2020
( जिसका नाम सिद्धू है )
ये घटना कर्नाटक में सामने आयी है
माहौल खराब करने के लिए बुर्का पहन कर पाकिस्तानी झंडा लहलहा रहा था
( सिद्धू BJP कराकर्ता है )@IrfanRaazHadi @SadquaManzoor @GulzebAhmed @ pic.twitter.com/TyGSg88Gl6
According to the reports, a burqa-clad woman was caught waving the Pakistani flag, in Vijayapura, Karnataka. Upon searching, however, it was found that the person was a man dressed in a burqa. Further investigation revealed that the man was a BJP worker.
BJP man in burqa was arrested for waving the Pakistani flag in Karnataka.
The claim is misleading.
The Logical Indian reached out to Anupam Agrawal, the superintendent of police, Vijayapura, who confirmed that the way the piece of news has been mentioned in articles and social media claims is "false".
"Part of the news is correct and rest is fake," he said.
According to him, a man was arrested over allegations that he harassed women while wearing a burqa and he was not accused of waving a Pakistani flag.
He added that there was no communal angle to the incident.
According to a report by The Hindu, the man in the viral posts is Siddu Paragond, native of Sindgi town of the district.
The incident had occurred in Sindgi on June 11 outside a bank.
"While people including women were standing in a queue outside the bank, the person in burqa was acting in a suspicious manner. The person was trying to get too close to women which was making them feel awkward. Getting suspicious, some locals tried to interact and their suspicion rose with the strange behaviour of the person. Suddenly some men took the person away from the bank and checked only to find that it was a man in burqa. The men thrashed him and handed him over to police," reads the report.
The report does not mention anything about a Pakistani flag.
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