West Bengal communal violence: BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma shares 2002 Gujarat riots image, calls for protest at Jantar Mantar

West Bengal communal violence: BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma tweeted an image of mobs setting fire to a vehicle, and called on her followers to join her at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar and protest against the "lawlessness and falling value of human life."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 9, 2017 5:26 pm
WEst Bengal Communal violence, west bengal communal clashes, west bengal fake images, West Bengal communal violence: BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma tweeted an image of mobs setting fire to a vehicle, and called on her followers to join her at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar and protest against the “lawlessness and falling value of human life.” (file photo)

On the day Kolkata Police arrested a person for allegedly inciting violence by sharing fake images, BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma used an image from the 2002 Gujarat riots to call for a protest against the recent communal violence in West Bengal. On Saturday, Sharma tweeted an image of mobs setting fire to a vehicle, and called on her followers to join her at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar and protest against the “lawlessness and falling value of human life.”

Twitter users, however, were quick to point out that the image was from 2002 and not from West Bengal’s violence-hit North 24 Parganas district. Earlier this week, a still from a Bhojpuri film was circulated as an original photograph taken in West Bengal. In the picture, a man can be seen forcibly pulling a woman’s saree.

Addressing the media on Saturday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned against those responsible for spreading fake images and videos. “Action will be taken for spreading fake pictures and videos. The law will take its own course. I congratulate the people of Bengal for not getting trapped by those spreading rumours and communal hatred. Peace has been restored,” she said.

West Bengal, communal violence Fake photo shared on Facebook to incite violence in West Bengal. Source: ALTNews

The West Bengal police also took to Twitter and appealed to the public to not to be mislead by such fake content. “Some people are posting old videos of other countries/regions as incidents of West Bengal. This is highly condemnable. Please check Facts with us.We appeal to all not to pay heed to these malicious videos aimed at creating mistrust among communities,” they said in a tweet.

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    eva
    Jul 10, 2017 at 7:29 am
    Stop the communal violence. Educate the Muslim. Do not let the India become strong Hindu country which is the dream of BJP. Only a secular India can survive. religious India will finish. It will create more division. BJP and orthodox Muslim are not good from India.
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      eva
      Jul 10, 2017 at 7:21 am
      BJP is playing the game
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        Mikka
        Jul 10, 2017 at 4:42 am
        These Communal Politicians must be immediately arrested or mobs should teach them leasson instead of fighting each other.
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          Jimmy
          Jul 10, 2017 at 4:39 am
          The Beloved Mob Lynchers belonging to BJP and RSS failed to stroke Communal Riots so the BJP leaders themselves coming out openly and posting images of BJP/RSS atrocities in 2002 in Gujarat. They are so mean that they posted a rape scene of Bhojpuri movie thinking that people can be fooled like before. The desperation of BJP Leaders growing every day with every defeat in Elections held 2 days ago where BJP was wiped out completely. BJP/RSS camp is in Panic because Mob Lynching had opposite reactions and proved counter productive. So is their conspiracy in Darjeeling and Bhashirat.
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            George Cruz
            Jul 10, 2017 at 1:55 am
            The bottomline for Muslims in India is to get real education, compete for jobs/opportunities with the rest of the Indian citizens as many Muslims in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Telangana do, and that's that's the only salvation instead of the freebies/quotas offered by the communal parties like the congress. the communists, and the TMC have done in W. Bengal for Muslim vote bank/sele interests for decades. These illegal/illiterate Bangladeshi Muslims are the real scums and athe atrocities they inflicted on peaceful Hindu families is outrageous.
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              asif
              Jul 9, 2017 at 11:17 pm
              Those who post such things should be arrested and put behind BAR for misleading and creating animosity hatred with FALSE pictures among us Indians
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                Swapan Ray
                Jul 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm
                Why can't she be not booked for criminal offence instigating people with false claim.
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                  DILIP
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm
                  First arrst your rundy muslim appe ea sing Mamata Begum ch00tiya.
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                    sk
                    Jul 9, 2017 at 10:15 pm
                    You truly represent dumbhakt.
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                      Soma mitra
                      Jul 9, 2017 at 10:48 pm
                      Gattar ka puthar spotted ..... Keedo ka raja .... Darpokon ka baap ... Shaithan ka dada ... Spotted spotted spotted .. I know u are goin to bark. On me reading my message ..... Permission granted.... Bark but .. Wag ur tail for sure
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                        Chandrasekhar Punekar
                        Jul 10, 2017 at 12:06 am
                        Your comment is as beautiful as your Mom.
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                      E
                      Jul 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm
                      Situation Is for Hindus either give separate country for Muslim or perish
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