It was raining massively in Dhaka on the day of Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, and the streets were flooded. Unfortunately, the blood of slaughtered animals got mixed with the water and the streets turned red. Photos captured of the lanes were shared online and in no time, went viral on social media.
Many thought the pictures were photoshopped but no, they weren’t. The pictures were very real because, due to heavy downpour, people were forced to sacrifice their animals in their courtyards and house premises instead of the designated place of slaughter.
Now, what’s doing the rounds on social media are pictures of the streets that indicate the pictures that earlier went viral were photoshopped to malign the image of the state and its people.
Well, the fact of the matter is that it’s actually these pictures that are photoshopped. Taking a close look, one can easily identify how the posters, boards and even people in the said photo have turned green.
A particular post on Facebook went viral which compared the two photos. “The Photo. One fake. One used to give Muslims a bad name. Which one is real? From my own experience with slathering and butchering animals, I know that blood coagulates rapidly and it is not possible to have “rivers of blood” . So I am skeptical of the image with red fluid flowing down the streets. But what about the rest of the people who saw this on FB. What about those who did not do a fact check? Am I being paranoid when I say that there is some real hate mongering going on?” wrote the user who eventually acknowledged that the photo which shows bloodless streets was indeed photoshopped.
There are videos available on the Internet proving that the streets, in fact, were blood-filled.
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) September 16, 2016
— Edward Rees (@ReesEdward) September 13, 2016
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