Thursday, March 4, 2021
Home Fact-Check Godhra 'hate crime' lie already busted, but mainstream media outlets do not bother to...

Godhra ‘hate crime’ lie already busted, but mainstream media outlets do not bother to update their news

Many such claims of Muslims being forced to chant Jai Shri Ram have turned out to be fake. However, most mainstream and digital media outlets, who show amazing efficiency in reporting the initial claims, fail to report the busted lies.

Yesterday, many mainstream media outlets had reported that 3 youth in Gujarat’s Godhra was assaulted by a group of miscreants the previous night for not chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

As per reports, a complaint lodged with the Godhara A Division police by one Siddiq Abdul Salam, a resident of Mohamadi mohalla in Godhara town, six unknown miscreants assaulted his son Samir (17) and two of his friends, Salman and Sohail for not chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

In his complaint, Siddiq Abdul, 40-year-old motor mechanic, said that his son along with his two friends went to Baba ni Madhi locality in Godhara town to take ‘a round’ at around 10 pm on Thursday when the six unknown people sitting on two motorcycles stopped them and asked them to chant Jai Shri Ram. When they refused to do so, they were beaten up, alleged Siddiq.

However, the Godhra police had stated that after a detailed examination of all available CCTV footage and an inquiry, it has been revealed that Siddiq was lying. As reported by Desh Gujarat, the police investigation confirmed that the clash had nothing to do with chanting of any religious slogan.

However, even a day after the clarification issued by the police over the matter, Times Now carried a PTI feed that said that three young men in Godhra have been assaulted by miscreants for not chanting Jai Shri Ram.

Times Now has carried a PTI feed that has claimed a communal angle in the incident despite the police statements that the allegations were false
Via Times Now 

Not just Times Now, but many media outlets who had carried the story yesterday are yet to update their reports with the police clarification. Most headlines regarding the incident still read that three Muslim men were thrashed by people for not chanting Jai Shri Ram.

NDTV report

While some of the news portals have updated their report with the police statement, many are yet to do so.

Godhra SP Leena Patil had confirmed that the police investigation revealed that two groups of young men had quarrelled while riding bikes. The investigation revealed that it was an incident of two groups engaging in verbal spats and fighting with each other. SP Patil had stated that even the CCTV footages have been examined and it was found that the two groups were riding motorcycles side by side and were having a heated argument. No angle of religious slogans has been found. The matter is being further investigated.

In recent weeks, many such incidents have come to light where a communal angle was claimed by Muslims in entirely non-communal incidents. Many such claims of being forced to chant Jai Shri Ram have turned out to be fake. However, many mainstream and digital media outlets, who show amazing efficiency in reporting the initial claims, fail to report the busted lies.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Activist sends legal notice to make amends in NCERT books after RTI reveals no evidence of Mughals giving grant for temple repairs

RTI activist says history should be based on facts and not imagination and hence has sought to make amendments to books which claim Mughal rulers like Aurangzeb gave grants for temple repair work.

Congress attacks the Modi government for a reduction in the unemployment rate: Read details

Congress party posted a infographic showing unemployment dropping from 23.53% to 21.73% in one month, and attacked Modi govt for it

Feminism is not un-Islamic: Pakistan’s Aurat Azadi March explains ahead of Women’s Day after the rally was attacked last year

"We are against all such archaic practices that have been traditionally used to oppress women," said the video posted by Aurat March

‘Was shot at because I carried out Tiranga rally and opposed throwing of beef outside Hindu houses’: RSS activist narrates political violence in West...

In December 2019, RSS activist Bir Bahadur Singh was shot at point-blank range in his back in Kolkata’s Metiabruz area in broad daylight

As Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu and others face raid by Income Tax department, ‘liberals’ descend to cry vendetta

Liberals suffered a meltdown on Twitter after 22 locations linked to director Anurag Kashyap & others were raided by I-T Department

Metro car shed: Maha govt says it is ready to pay for disputed Kanjurmarg land, months after claiming it cost Rs 0

The disputed Kanjurmarg land, which the Maharashtra government and Aaditya Thackeray boasted of being acquired for free of cost, is currently under litigation.

Recently Popular

PM Modi and his mother abused live on air by a caller on a BBC radio show on Sikhs in the UK

BBC edited the program and the host offered apology after caller abused PM Modi and his mother during a live radio show

Her husband used to talk vulgar to girlfriend in front of her: Here is what the lawyer of Ayesha, who jumped into Sabarmati river,...

Ayesha, who committed suicide by jumping into the Sabarmati River in Gujarat on March 1, had a disquiet marital life

‘Inserted her hand claiming she was planting a tree’: LGBT activist Divya Dureja accused of sexual assault under pretext of shamanic ritual

A popular LGBT activist Divya Dureja has been accused of sexual assault by Elodie Gendron under pretext of a Shamanic ritual.

Income Tax raids conducted at around 22 locations linked to Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl in tax evasion case

Simultaneous raids are being conducted at the homes and linked properties in Mumbai, Pune and some other locations of Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap and others

Take a shot every time Rahul Gandhi says ‘strategy’ and get drunk before noon: Rahul Gandhi’s bizarre monologue goes viral

Rahul Gandhi thinks China has a 'vision' of 'modern Silk Road' with a 'nervous system' - we have no idea what he means by that.

As Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu and others face raid by Income Tax department, ‘liberals’ descend to cry vendetta

Liberals suffered a meltdown on Twitter after 22 locations linked to director Anurag Kashyap & others were raided by I-T Department
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

253,187FansLike
521,665FollowersFollow
23,800SubscribersSubscribe