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Meet Sangeet Toor, The Wire and The Caravan columnist, who spread fake news about ‘bombs dropped at protest site’

We attempted to learn more about Sangeet Toor given the international campaign against India that is currently underway.

An outrageous fake news about bombs being dropped at protest sites was peddled by Trolley Times recently on social media. The newsletter dedicated to the ‘farmer protests’ credited a ‘ground report’ by one Sangeet Toor for that piece of false information.

According to her Twitter profile, she is currently based in Washington DC. However, it appears she is India currently covering the ‘farmer protests’.

Sangeet Toor
Twitter profile screenshot

We attempted to learn more about Sangeet Toor given the international campaign against India that is currently underway. We soon discovered that her columns have appeared at far-left media outlets such as The Caravan and The Wire.

In her column for The Caravan, she has covered the protests focusing on the participation of women. The media portal, which is accused of spreading fake news to incite violence during the Republic Day riots, described her as “a cybersecurity analyst and writer based in Chandigarh. She is currently documenting the history of land rights and peasant struggles in Punjab.”

The Caravan column authored by Sangeet Toor

In her column for The Wire, Sangeet Toor wrote, “Punjabi youth have made it loudly clear that they want to be led by mature, pro-people and pro-democracy leaders. Not surprisingly then, it was the activists of Bharat Kisan Union Ugrahan from Punjab who were the first to participate in the Shaheen Bagh protests and to protest the revocation of Article 370.”

The Wire Column
The Wire Column

One of her columns that was originally published on the Trolley Times was reproduced by The Wire.

The Trolley Times column that was reproduced by The Wire
The Trolley Times column that was reproduced by The Wire

Sangeet Toor has also made an appearance for an interview at the Shere Punjab Radio, which is headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, to speak about the ‘farmer protests’.

Sangeet Toor appeared at the Shere Punjab Radio for an interview

She also appeared at an event organised by the Jakara Movement on the 13th of January where she was described as a freelance journalist. The movement describes itself as a “grassroots community-building organization working to empower, educate, and organize Punjabi Sikhs, and other marginalized communities; to advance their health, education, and economic, social, and political power.”

Sangeet Toor appeared at a Jakara Movement event
Sangeet Toor appeared at a Jakara Movement event

Sangeet Toor also participated in a “celebration of the music about the farmers struggles against the 2020 farm laws.”

‘Songs of the Soil’ event

She has also written movie reviews at Film Companion.

Sangeet Toor
The movie reviews she has written

According to Trolley Times, it was Sangeet Toor who provided the information about bombs being dropped at a protest site, which is ostensibly false. The Delhi Police has also responded to the false claim and said, “The claim of dropping improvised bombs by drone is a figment of imagination.”

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