Fact Check: From Fake Video Of Communal Violence, To Cattle Slaughter Ban Notification

The Logical Indian Crew

December 4th, 2017 / 4:37 PM

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At a time where information spreads like wildfire thanks to social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter, spreading false information has become easier with a click of a button.

Belagavi Minister shares fake video with media

Something similar happened in Karnataka recently. Raju Topannanavar, BJP’s general secretary for Mahanagara block in Belagavi in Karnataka, released a video to the media on Saturday. The video which showed some Congress members of the Belagavi City Corporation (BCC) “dancing to the tune of the Pakistani national anthem” during Eid Milad-Un-Nabi celebrations on Saturday.

Topannanavar went to the extent of calling a press conference to show how BCC members were “anti-national” and “pro-Pakistan”. Later, on the same day, Deputy Commissioner of Police Amarnath Reddy clarified that the video is a procession from two years ago. It was uploaded to Youtube under false pretence.

Many TV channels carried the report. The Commissioner condemned the act and urged people against the promotion of communal hatred. He also said severe action would be taken against the guilty.

Ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

The media misreported on Sunday that the Centre has withdrawn the ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter although the process is on.

The confusion can be attributed to the fact that the Centre did pass a notification to regulate fish and aquarium market. The notification for both was published on the same day and they have similar notification numbers.

GSR 493(E) is the notification on the fish market while GSR 494(E) and GSR 495(E) are the notifications dealing with cattle sale. Some media houses clarified it after the mistake and the misunderstanding was brought into notice.

BJP’s win in UP civic polls 2017

In the Uttar Pradesh 2017 civic polls, the media has covered the news of BJP’s massive victory, but have missed out a very important detail. As far as data shows most of these seats are won by the independent candidates. These candidates are not a part of BJP. 

Out of the total 5,433 seats of nagar panchayats members, Independents have bagged 3,875 seats i.e. 71.31 percent of the total seats. On the other hand, BJP won only 664 seats i.e 12.22 percent of the total seats.

Also, BJP won 184 out of 652 seats. But many media channels reported it as 340+.

The Logical Indian Take

The Logical Indian urges its community members to not consume news without checking and verifying the facts. Videos and pictures should not be circulated without the knowledge of the accurate information.   


Written by : Poorbita Bagchi

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