Fact Check: Netizens Share Screenshot Of Tweet From Fake Twitter Handle Of Shatrughan Sinha

Screenshot of a tweet purportedly posted by actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha is being shared on social media with the claim that he is warning backward castes to be cautious of RSS.

India   |   8 Dec 2020 1:59 PM GMT
Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Rajath
Fact Check: Netizens Share Screenshot Of Tweet From Fake Twitter Handle Of Shatrughan Sinha

A screenshot of a tweet purportedly posted by Shatrughan Sinha is being shared with the claim that RSS is planning to make backward castes their slaves.

"Daliton pichchdo hosh mein aao, Hindutva ke naam par tumhara vote haasil karke tumhein phir se shudra (Ghulam) banane ka mansuba Nagpur ke headquarter mein taiyar ho raha hai. Padho ise aur soncho ki yadi ye sab kuch ho gaya to tumhari aane wali pidhdhi ka kya haal hoga?" (Dalits and backward come to your senses, those in Nagpur headquarter are planning to take your vote in the name of Hindutva and then will make you slave again. Read this and think if this becomes reality then what will happen to your future generation)," the tweet reads.

Posted by S. Kumar Banger on Sunday, 6 December 2020

The headquarters of Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh, an Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist organisation is in Nagpur.

The screenshot is widely shared on Facebook.


Claim:

Shatrughan Sinha has cautioned Dalits and other backward castes against RSS via tweet.

Fact Check:

On searching for Shatrughan Sinha, The Logical Indian found his verified Twitter handle which is @ShatruganSinha and compared the difference between the viral Tweet and one of the Tweets of Shatrughan Sinha. We found the tick which represents a verified handle was missing from the viral screenshot and also the Twitter handle on the viral screenshot was @SriShatrughan.


We also observed that @SriShatrughan did not have verified symbol as in original Tweet. We didn't find any Twitter account with @SriShatrughan handle. But we found many Twitter accounts in 2018 that had tagged @SriShatrughan.


We also found the same Tweet was shared in February 2020, when many people shared it on Facebook considering it to be from the Shatrughan Sinha.

इन #दंगाईयों का साथ देने वाले #गुलाम #एससी / #ओबीसी समाज के लोगो आप भी समझ लो , मुसलमानो से ज्यादा तुम्हारा पत्ता साफ...

Posted by Saiful Haque Khan on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

While we were not able to find the Twitter account @SriShatrughan, we were evidently able to conclude that Shatrughan Sinha didn't tweet anything that is claimed in the screenshot.

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Claim Review :  Shatrughan Sinha has Tweeted cautioning Dalits and other backward caste against RSS.
Claimed By :  Social Media
Fact Check :  False
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