The past week Indian social media witnessed a majority of misleading claims related to political and religious themes. This includes claims by BJP leaders on an illegal cross built in Edlapadu, AP, the Assam government closing madrassas in the state, and a youth arrested in Ferozepur, Punjab.
Assam Government Plans To Close Only State-Run Madrassas, Social Media Posts Mislead
Assam is not closing all madrassas in the state. Only state-run madrassas and Sanskrit schools will be closed and converted into regular schools.
Claims Made By BJP Leaders About Illegal Cross In Edlapadu Are False, Guntur Police Clarifies
The claims made by AP BJP leaders that a cross was being illegally built at a Hindu worship site in Edlapadu are false. The site with Sita’s footprints is in a different location from that of the cross.
Social Media Post Connecting Image Of Accused To Questioning Farmer Leader Balbir Singh Is False
The social media post connecting the accused from a murder case to farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal is false. The man in the image is accused of a murder case in Ferozepur.
1962 Photograph Of Jawaharlal Nehru At A Congress Party Meeting In Patna Shared With Misleading Claims
Photograph attributed to Jawaharlal being slapped by Swami Vidyanand Videh for saying that “Aryans were refugees in India” in 1962 is misleading. The image was found in the archives of the Associated Press describing it as a security man grabbing Nehru from plunging into a riotous crowd at a Congress party meeting in Patna.