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Congress Leader’s Tweet On Jai Shri Ram-Chanting Men Molesting Gargi Students : Exposed

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  1. Nityam

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    NOTICE the Modus Operandi.

    Make up Fake News, then delete the original source and spin propaganda. Same with the "Dog eating" video.


    INC Leader’s Tweet On Jai Shri Ram-Chanting Men Molesting Gargi Students Is Based On A Wholly Unverified, Deleted Instagram Post


    [​IMG]The Pankaj Punia tweets.

    Snapshot

    • The Gargi incident was concocted out of nothing but an anonymous Instagram post that now stands deleted.
    • In the world of social media where speed, and not the truth, is currency, the story has been spread far and wide, helped by influential Twitter handles.

    On 6 February, which was the third day of the annual fest of Delhi University’s all-women Gargi College, a crowd of outsiders jumped the walls and entered the premises.

    Several publications reported the incident, and carried anonymous accounts of students recounting cases of sexual harassment by that crowd.

    Here’s a brief recap of the case so far (we are using Hindustan Times reports as the newspaper tracked the case for long):

    • 9 March: The newspaper published several anonymous accounts of students alleging sexual harassment. “Around 4pm, the main gate broke open and men started pouring in. We were stuck between a flood of men, who were catcalling, groping women and passing lewd comments. The ground emptied only around 9pm. We are all shocked,” a “second-year undergraduate student” was quoted as saying. College principal Promila Kumar, however, told the newspaper as that “no incident of this kind was reported to the administration”.
    • 10 February: The newspaper quoted Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur as saying that the police had not received any complaint in this regard, but had began sou-moto inquiry.
    • 11 February: The newspaper reported that based on a complaint from the college principal, a first information report (FIR) was filed against unidentified persons under sections 452 (trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) at Hauz Khas Police Station.
    • 17 February: The Delhi High Court sought the response of the Centre and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea that had sought a court-monitored probe by the apex investigation agency into the case.
    • 18 February: The newspaper reported that the police had made 17 arrests, and all the arrested were aged between 18 and 27 and were students from public and private colleges in Delhi-NCR. The police said they had found no evidence of sexual harassment so far. “Police said the suspects barged into the college without valid passes for the fest but they still don’t have evidence to prove if the arrested suspects sexually harassed the students,” the report said.
    • 8 March: The newspaper quoted a “senior police officer” as saying that “many students, who had reported harassment, have not recorded their statements and we have asked them to do so”. This is the last report that appears in a Google search of the case.
    The reports above show that police probe found the Gargi College case to be a case of mass trespassing. No student gave a complaint to the college or her statement to the police. In their probe, the police have found no evidence of sexual harassment – that’s what we know so far.



    During the course of investigation in February, this correspondent asked DCP Atul Thakur if any CCTV footage showed saffron flags. The top cop said, “so far, the CCTV footage have not shown any of the accused holding bhagwa flags, or any kind of flags”.

    He also said that investigations so far have not revealed that the accused were affiliated to any political party. “They all are either college students or their friends,” he said.

    On social media, however, the Gargi College case has an entirely different narrative – one that is based on a wholly unverified and now deleted Instagram post, started and spread by an anonymous hate-spewing account, and amplified by some influential handles.

    The narrative is that ‘BJP goons’ attending a pro-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) rally barged into the college wielding saffron flags, and mass molested the women while chanting Jai Shri Ram slogans.

    Before we deconstruct how such bizarre claims turned into a widely circulated narrative, readers must know that a Congress leader Pankaj Punia was arrested yesterday for a communal tweet that he later said was based on the Gargi case (that is, the wholly unverified version of the Gargi case).

    Punia tweeted (translated from Hindi): “Congress only wanted to help migrant workers reach home, and was willing to spend money for it, but the Bisht government started politicising the matter. Only Sanghis can indulge in such lowly activities while wearing saffron. These people exhume corpses and rape them. They strip in front of their daughters and masturbate while chanting Jai Shri Ram slogans.”



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    When the hate tweet created an outrage, Punia brazened it out saying his post had referred to the Gargi College incident.



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    Punia now has multiple FIRs filed against him, including one by Ajay Singh Thakur, a student leader at Aligarh Muslim University, for hurting religious sentiments and public mischief.

    So, this is how the fake narrative around Gargi case played out:

    1. An Instagram account, iawaken.in, posted an anonymous account attributing it to another account @fuckbjp. An excerpt from the post said, “There were BJP goons with a nearby rally inside our campus with bhagwa flags chanting Jai Shree Ram. The students union and the administration refused to help. There was no way out of that crowd. It was scary and traumatic. They’ve destroyed out safe space.”
    2. The account later deleted the post, but the screenshot had gone viral by then.
    3. A search of @fuckbjp on Twitter shows an account with 124 followers and a bio that says it “is temporarily unavailable because it violates the Twitter Media Policy”.
    4. The post by iawaken.in was picked up by a Twitter user, @Saumyakul, whose bio says “I am Jamia-JNU-AMU. Read for Revolution”. The user tweeted the screenshot (it’s still on her timeline), which was retweeted over 3,500 times. Many influential handles retweeted it with comments.
    5. This tweet then became the basis for ‘reports’ by some portals including Indiatimes.com, a portal owned by the Times group.
    Here are some media reports based on the tweet, published without any fact-check or verification:


    And thus, a story was concocted out of nothing but an anonymous Instagram post that now stands deleted. In the world of social media where speed, and not the truth, is currency, the story has been spread far and wide, helped by influential handles including advocate Prashant Bhushan, radio jockey Sayema, communist leader Kavita Krishnan and official handle of JNU students’ union.

    Unlike in several other cases, the police did not put out a public statement commenting on the communal allegations after its probe.

    Punia’s tweets suggest that a public statement by the police is due.


     
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    When Chaddi Wearing Andh Bhakts Can Spread Fake Rumours About Muslims Slaughtering Cows Then Why Not Congi Sickular Libtardus.

    I Thought India Was A Democracy
     
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    Muslims slaughtering cows is not a "rumor", its a reality in India.

    CONgress OTOH is a master of Fake News and Fake Narrative.

    None of this however challenges Indian democracy which continues to remain, govt. from the people, by the people, and for the people.
     
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    Quite funny to see Sanghis crying foul over "fake news"
     
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    Well it that case let me make it more "FUN" for you :agree:

    Presenting Pankaj Punia.

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    Was Amit Malviya ever arrested?

    That about sums it up
     
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    Why should Amit Malviya be arrested ? But Amit Sha was arrested when "bhiar ki beti" was shot dead in an encounter with two paksitani men and her lover while they were on the way to assassinate Modi.

    Now that is some score that still needs to be settled. I hope Mota bhai settles it soon.
     
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    The concept of equality and justice is alien to SanghiNazis.
     
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    The concept of SanghiNazis is alien to Indians and Hindus.

    You might want to check with germans and Christians.
     
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    What is the purpose of posting Indian political news on a Pakistan's Defense Forum?

    I thought this section of the forum was meant to be for discussing foreign policy topics related to South & Central Asia.