West Bengal communal riots: One arrested for sharing fake image, inciting violence

Meanwhile, West Bengal police also took to Twitter on Friday and appealed to the public to not to be mislead by such fake content.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 9, 2017 11:55 am
West Bengal, communal violence Fake photo shared on Facebook to incite violence in West Bengal. Source: ALTNews

One person was arrested by the Kolkata Police on Saturday for allegedly sharing a still from a Bhojpuri movie, claiming that it was a photograph taken at the violence-hit North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. The image shows a man forcibly pulling a woman’s saree in public. According to a report by AltNews, the scene is from the movie “Aurat Khilona Nahi” which released in 2014.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also took cognizance of the matter and on Saturday said, “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.”

Meanwhile, West Bengal police also took to Twitter on Friday 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,” it tweeted.

Vijeta Malik, a member of BJP’s Haryana unit, had also shared the photograph on her Facebook profile. Earlier this week, one person died in the communal violence that erupted in areas bordering Bangladesh, after a 17-year-old shared a morphed picture of prophet Muhammad and Kaaba on his Facebook profile. The boy was arrested by police and is currently kept at an undisclosed location.

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    MS
    Jul 10, 2017 at 10:01 pm
    Modi bjp's main working is in line with havoc creating everywhere by such fake news and spreading and communal riots.. There is no agenda of real development.. Only big big speeches to fool public and some are becoming also. Modi's main business is to win election anyway and for that defame others with all fake and fraud news through sold out (Dalaal) media.. All Indians will ask for compensation for the socially, economically and financial loss to this country by NoteBandhi and GST and other so called fake aannouncements by Modi. Looting public via tax of Ganga Cleaning, Swachchh Bharat etc .. Not able to run country smoothly. For this we need to have a maried man who has wife and children who know how to run home.
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      Franca
      Jul 10, 2017 at 2:43 am
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        Tkbasu
        Jul 9, 2017 at 7:05 pm
        i have seen from my childhood that muslim in w.bengal are not communal, unusual blame should not be impose on them. any political party should think about development of the country or the state economically or culturally otherwise election mishap would come on it.
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          stranger
          Jul 9, 2017 at 8:32 pm
          and hindus were mercifully killed and kicked out of bangladesh out of love and communal harmony, not to mention about killing fest (very similar to current beef fests) called great kolkata killing to promote freedom of action and expression. just cross a man made line and you get very different people of the same community. please confirm if are you saying all this too.
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          Devendra Mohanty
          Jul 9, 2017 at 4:22 pm
          Lot of BJP people are circulating fake photos and videos to invite violence. A picture of 2002 Gujarat riot has been posted by Nupur Sharma, BJP spokesperson and the same picture has been used as the backdrop of a meeting addressed by Swapan Dasgupta, MP. It is disgusting to see law makers have fallen to this level. They must be treated properly under the law and placed behind bars.
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            DILIP
            Jul 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm
            Shut up you muslim goon stop glorifying BARBARIC MUSLIM WAHHABI KILLING CULTURE. Where is your f uc k ing protestation when hundreds of hindus are being lynched by muslim bigoted savage mobs.?
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              Tanveer Sid
              Jul 9, 2017 at 6:36 pm
              where were hindu lynched you HARAMK A
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              MS
              Jul 10, 2017 at 10:12 pm
              In that case without any delay send Nupur to jail and also who are involved with her. Same things were done in Gujarat by Modi bjp and this is the main business of disturbing communal harmony in the society just to win election and to be hero. ButAll India public has understood reality of today's bjp and ppl dont support bjp.. everyone hate Modi bjp and his supporters. People need peace.
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              M. AHMAD
              Jul 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm
              IT SEEMS THE INDIAN EXPRESS HAVE NO MORAL AND FREELY ALLOWED DIRTY AND DEFAMATORY LANGUAGE USED BY HINDU FANATICS COMMENTATOR. SHAME
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                Rajat
                Jul 10, 2017 at 8:40 am
                चुप कर सु-अर की टट्टी के कीड़े. तुम्हारी कौम है ही गन्दी नाली के कीड़ों की. तो कोई ी बात नहीं है ये कहना. हज़रत मुहम्मद था सबसे बड़ा चो-दू. मा-दर-चो-द सु-अर की नसल पैदा कर गया.
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                  MS
                  Jul 10, 2017 at 10:09 pm
                  dont do so muh herigiri..dont be over smart .. you are not only person for Hinduisam.. We are also Hindu that does not mean you speak bad words to others. Nonsense had you or your father seen 500 years back any matter..Only nonsense and 3rd class Hindu are creating communical issues while good people establish communal harmony.
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                M. AHMAD
                Jul 9, 2017 at 3:49 pm
                IT IS SHAME FULL FOR INDIAN EXPRESS THAT THEY ALLOWED DEFAMATORY AND DIRTY LANGUAGE.
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                  M. AHMAD
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 3:38 pm
                  IT SEEMS BJP IS BEHIND THE RIOT OF BASHIRHAT. WHY BJP FOLLOWER POST FAKE PICTURES ON FB. IT CLEARLY SHOWS THEIR INTENTION TO INCITE HATRED AGAINST MUSLIMS. THE PURPOSE IS TO DIVIDE THE NATION ON COMMUNAL GROUND AND AFTER GETTING MAJORITY HINDU VOTE INCITED BY THEIR SHAMEFUL ACT, RULE INDIA ACCORDING TO THEIR WILL WHICH IS THEIR HIDDEN AGENDA.
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                    DILIP
                    Jul 9, 2017 at 4:52 pm
                    If you do not like hindus then f u c k off from Hindusthan, Period.
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                      ah
                      Jul 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm
                      yeah try it ,,,,,, what will happen???? if Muslims levae there will be PAR ION and this time it will be FAIR and will Include Kashmir and Jonnagadh and Hyderabad ............... a BETTER option for MUSLIMS will be AKHAND HINDUSTAN ........
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                        MS
                        Jul 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm
                        Some hopeless Hindu are ever saying others to leave Hindustan but they forget that Hindustan is not of your father.. and so dont be so over smart. In recent times, some 3rd class Hindus are flying in the sky as their father is running country and can speak anything to anyone. You are not authorised to tell anything- its all work of Govt .let the peace remain in the society.
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                      Proud Bhakt
                      Jul 9, 2017 at 3:37 pm
                      Well done Modijee , Amit Shah and BJP. Please tell your IT cell to post more fake photos and videos. This will helps us to incite more communal riots and violence. We need Gujarat 2002 in West Bengal. VHP , Bajrang Dal , RSS , and BJP workers must work together to make it a reality .
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                        DILIP
                        Jul 9, 2017 at 4:53 pm
                        off you award wapsi sickular lu n d. Suck the of the not in my name muslim goons.
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                          MS
                          Jul 10, 2017 at 10:21 pm
                          Dear, people will beat this so called Product Bhakt. Is this country of your father that you are talking nonsense. We are also Hindu but all need peace. Even Hindu dont need any violence. Only nonsense and 3rd class people in the society like such communal riots. Modi, Amit, BJP and is not preferred by people bcoz of 2002 and then after harres t to Hindus even. Country cant run with such bbogus thought like yours.
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