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Old & Edited Video of Smriti Irani Is Viral With The Wrong Claim

Claim 

Smriti Irani referred to Durga Puja as a most controversial & racist occasion in the parliament. 

 

 

Verification

A Twitter account shared a video of Smriti Irani which went viral all over social media. Ali Sohrab with a handle @काकावाणी claimed that Union Minister Smriti Irani addressed Durga Puja as a racist festival.  

 

 

This video is doing rounds on Facebook as well 

 

 

This video is a fragment of a speech, so we tried to find the original speech given by Smriti Irani in the Parliament. With the help of keywords we found the original video on BJP’s official YouTube channel, the video was uploaded in 2016. 

 

 

After listening to the whole video it was clear that a clipping of the original video is being shared on social media to mislead people. In her speech Smriti Irani did not say anything offensive about Durga Puja rather she was quoting a poster having a statement by the SC, ST and minority students of JNU. Here you can read the whole speech of Smriti Irani.

 

 

 Tool Used

  • Google Keyword Search
  • YouTube Search

 

Result: Fake

Rajneil Kamath
Rajneil began his career in Google with Adwords Content Operations, moved to sales and then to Public Policy and Government Affairs. During his tenure at Google, he got a first-person view of content policy, community guidelines, product policy, and other public policy issues. Post his stint at Google, he founded a technology company before establishing Newschecker. He calls himself a product of the internet and mobile era and is determined to combat disinformation online. He looks after the day to day affairs and management of the organisation and does not participate in the editorial decisions of Newschecker.

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