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No, 21 Sikh regiments did not refuse to fight for India - Pakistani handles shared photoshopped screengrab of Republic TV

The claim that 21 Sikh regiments refused to fight for India is false. The viral screengrab of Republic TV is photoshopped.

Three years old unverified video shared as Indian Army vandalising a house with women and children inside

A verified Twitter user Ali Keskin shared three years old unverified video to show Indian Army vandalising a house with women and children inside. 

No, the granddaughter of Maharaja Hari Singh did not speak about article 370 - the video of Kashmiri Professor shared with false claim

The woman seen in the video is not the granddaughter of former Maharaja Hari Singh, the last Dogra Sikh ruler of Jammu and Kashmir. She is Professor Hameeda Naeem of Kashmir University.

Twitter users shared outdated video showing Nagaland girl burning the Indian flag to spread anti-India propaganda.

While the ethnicity of the alleged Naga girl burning the Indian flag is not confirmed, the roots of the video have been traced to Pakistan.

Terrorists caught in Amravati Ambadevi temple in Maharashtra - No, the viral video is of a mock drill

The claim that terrorists were caught in Amravati Ambadevi temple in Maharashtra in false. The viral video is of a mock drill. 

Zaid Hamid shared old unrelated picture to claim that RSS men in Indian army uniform are kidnaping Kashmiri women

Pakistani political commentator Zaid Hamid shared an old unrelated picture to claim that RSS men in Indian army uniform are kidnaping Kashmiri women. His account has been withheld now.

Old video of a bomb blast at an encounter site in Kulgam is being shared as Kashmiris getting massacred by security forces

An old video of the aftermath of a bomb blast at an encounter site in Kulgam is being shared as Kashmiris getting massacred by security forces.

Pakistani Twitter users including politicians shared old images to show the atrocity on Kashmiri Muslims

Pakistani politician Aamir Liaquat Hussian tweeted a set of old images to highlight police atrocity in Kashmir. However, none of the pictures tweeted by him is related to recent incidents in Kashmir.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf tweets picture from 2016 to claim that 12-year-old boy killed by Indian Army in Kashmir

A 12-year-old boy Junaid Ahmed had died after suffering a head injury and pellet wounds in 2016. 

We can now bring Kashmiri girls for marriage: Media falsely attributed quote to Haryana CM

Several media houses like The Hindu, Scroll, ANI misquoted Haryana CM. He never said that we can now bring Kashmiri girls for marriage.

PM Modi watching Imran-Trump meeting on the big screen: No, he is watching the launch of Chandrayaan-2

The viral video showing PM Narendra Modi watching the live broadcast of Trump and Imran Khan meeting on a big screen is edited. PM Modi is watching the launch of Chandrayaan-2

Edited video from Baba Ram Rahim controversy shared as Indian soldiers massacring women and children in Kashmir

A verified Twitter handle Ali Keskin shared an edited video of protest by the supporters of Gurmeet Ram Rahim to show Indian soldiers massacring women and children in Kashmir.

No, Indian government had not told USA about plans to scrap Article 370

The United States Department of State has rejected all the media reports and clarified on Twitter that the Indian government did not consult or inform the US Government before moving to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special constitutional status.

Fact Check : Riot like situation arose in Patna due to rumours of a cow bitten by a dog of Muslim Owner

Journalist Narendra Nath and Zainab Sikander made an unsubstantiated claim that a riot like situation arose in Patna when a rumor suggested that a dog of Muslim owner had bitten a cow in Patna.

10 years old picture shared with a false claim that Kashmiri youths were killed by Army

The viral picture shown as dead bodies of Kashmiri youth is actually a 10 years old image. No such incident has recently happened in Kulgam.

No, Indian Government will not abandon POK and Aksai Chin after bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir

The Rajya Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation bill, the bill also sailed through in Lok Sabha Tuesday. The bill aims to divide Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories namely Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. With the division, there was some suspicion over India's legitimate claim on regions occupied by Pakistan and China. Following which rumors started doing rounds that India has abandoned PoK and disputed Aksai Chin with China.

However, the claim that the Indian Government has abandoned POK and Aksai Chin after bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir is false.

Fact Check: Sunita Williams converted to Islam after seeing the lights of Mecca and Medina from space

The viral claim that Sunita Williams converted to Islam after seeing the lights of Mecca and Medina from space is false. In a press conference, she had accepted that she carried a statue of Lord Ganesha with her.

The girl who stumped UP Police on Unnao Rape case has stopped going to school due to fear: No, the claim is false

The girl parents denied claims that her daughter has stopped going to school due to fear. They told that their elder daughter was not well due to which they did not send her to school.

3 Muslim youths attacked in Godhra for refusing to chant Jai Shri Ram: Police refutes the allegation

The claim is false that 6 people thrashed three Muslim Youths after they refused to chant "Jai Shri Ram". After an investigation, police refutes the communal angle. It was a case of vehicle overtaking.

Fact Check: A Muslim retired Army Officer lynched by an unidentified mob in Amethi

Tehseen Poonawala, Ashok Swain and Sitaram Yachury projected the murder of a retired army officer from the minority community in an attempted robbery case as a case of lynching.

No, Zomato founder never said that their business will continue without Hindus

The viral quote of Zomato's founder "Our business will keep on running even without Hindus" is fake. There is no mention of any religion in his statement.

Hitesh Mulchandani Murder in Pune: Not a religiously motivated hate crime

The claim that Hitesh was burned alive is false. He was stabbed multiple times. The incident can't be termed as a religiously-motivated hate crime as the accused who abducted and killed Hitesh are from both the Hindu and the Muslim communities.

Did BS Yeddyurappa celebrate Tipu Jayanti before the order was put out to not celebrate the festival?

Former Karnataka's CM Siddaramaiah’s claim that BS Yeddyurappa had attended Tipu Jayanti celebrations before he banned the festival is false news.

Fact Check: Did a BJP minister force a muslim MLA to chant Jai Shri Ram

The claim that BJP minister CP Singh forced a Muslim MLA to chant Jai Shri Ram is not true. Several media houses shared a cropped video to make a misleading claim.

A Youth beaten for his Muslim name in Bharuch: Indian Express and Ashok Swain communalises road rage incident

The claim that youth was beaten up in Bharuch by Hindutva goons for his Muslim name appears to be false. The victim has not given any communal angle in his statement to police.

Muslim boy was set on fire for not chanting Jai Shri Ram: Eyewitness claims he had set himself on fire.

The initial investigation by Police revealed that the claim of a youth being set ablaze in UP for refusing to chant Jai Shri Ram is false. According to an eyewitness, the boy had set himself on fire. 

Fact Check : No, an Indian Soldier was not beaten to death by a mob in Kashmir recently

The viral video is from the old incident of October 2017 where the army soldier was assaulted by locals in Kupwara district of Kashmir on suspicious of being a braid chopper. He was injured but rescued safely.

Pakistan military spokesperson Asif Ghafoor tweeted an edited video as proof of Indian failure and losses on 27 February 2019

The video tweeted by Pakistan's military spokesperson is not only old and edited but it has no relation with India-Pakistan conflict on 27th February 2019.

No, the viral video of Australia’s double-decker metro train is not Made In India

The double-decker metro train in the viral video is actually a Waratah train and was manufactured by Reliance Rail, which is neither an Indian company nor the coaches were manufactured in India.

However, it is true that 22 "Made in India" coaches had been transported to Australia in December 2018.

Pictures of Pakistani girl shared as a case of Love Jihad in India

The picture from the case of domestic violence in Pakistan was shared as a case of Love Jihad in India. 

Victim invented a fake story of being forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' in Aurangabad

The victim said to the police that the minor scuffle he had with the car driver at Bajrang Chowk reminded him of the Hudco corner incident, so he invented the whole story of being forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' in order to teach the car driver a lesson.

Jai Shri Ram slogan has become a war-cry: fake cases have amplified the perception of religious intolerance

There have been some incidents where members of the minority community have been cornered and forced to say "Jai Shri Ram" but multiple fake cases have only amplified the perception that Jai Shri Ram slogan has become a war-cry. We have discussed such fake cases in this post.

Muslim man beaten up for refusing to chant Jai Shri Ram in Aurangabad : Eyewitnesses refute the allegation

The eye-witnesses who came to the victim's rescue have denied that he was forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Instead, they have asserted that the incident was a result of a personal feud.

Fact Check : Video of a man being brutally beaten by a student of a collage shared as case of mob lynching

The viral video shows a fight between students at a college in Andhra Pradesh. The incident was a matter of Love affair.

Fact Check: Modi govt has not approved a separate passport and flag for Nagaland

The claim that Modi govt has approved an 8-point agreement with National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) which includes a separate passport and flag for Nagaland is false. The false claim was propagated by the National Herald and Imphal Times.

Journalists tweeted 8 months old cropped video to claim that a man was beaten for his Muslim name

TOI journalist Piyush Rai and Indian Express correspondent Amit Bhatnagar tweeted an eight-month-old cropped video to claim that a Muslim youth was thrashed by some men after confirming his religious identity.

However, it is clear from the video that they were thrashing him even when his name and religion was not known to them. 

Fact Check: Garib Rath Express will continue to run, No hike in fares clarifies Railways Ministry

Railway Minister Suresh Angadi confirmed that Garib Rath Express trains will continue to run as usual and there will be no hike in train fare.

UNESCO calls out Indian Express for the publication of misleading news regarding the Darjeeling toy train.

The claim by Indian Express that UNESCO might “revoke” the world heritage tag from the Darjeeling toy train is false. The UNESCO representative for India in his letter also insists the media to approach them in case of any doubts rather than publishing misleading reports.

Asaduddin Owaisi claim that India Gate has names of 61,395 Muslim freedom fighters is false

Claim that 61395 out of 95300 names written in India Gate are of Muslims is falseThe martyrs’ names mentioned on the monument are of soldiers who fought for the British army during WWI. There are 13,220 names of martyrs mentioned on India Gate, and not 95,300.

FactCheck: Government Sells Vehicle owner data to earn Rs 65 Cr Revenue.

The government has received Rs 65 crore by selling registration records of approximately 25 crore vehicles and data of 15 crore driving license. However, personal details like name, address, email, and mobile numbers aren't shared.

Fact Check: No, social science book of Gujarat board doesn't have a page on advantages of dowry

The picture of a page listing the advantages of Dowry is not from the social science book of Gujarat Board. It is from the study material issued to students of St Josephs, Bangalore.

No, an Imam in Bhagpat was not thrashed for refusing to chant Jai Shri Ram: It was case of petty brawl with some men

The claim that an Imam was attacked and abused because he did not chant “ Jai Shri Ram” appears to be false. This was a case of a petty brawl between some men and the Imam. According to SP of Bhagpat(UP), Imam added the religious color in order for his case to be taken seriously.

Fact Check: Did Jan Elliason, Former Deputy Secretary-General of the UN praise M.K Stalin in his book?

Some social media users have been spreading the misinformation that Jan Elliason, who was in a very high position in the United Nations, has complimented Tamil Nadu DMK leader M.K Stalin’s leadership qualities in his book. 

Muslim Man Beaten And Forced To Chant Jai Shri Ram In Bengal By Another Muslim Man

The claim that a Muslim man was forced to do sit-ups holding his ears and chant Jai Shree Ram in West Bengal’s Coochbehar district by Hindutva forces is false. The perpetrator is a Muslim himself.

Fact Check: No, Madarsa students were not beaten for not chanting Jai Shri Ram in Unnao: it was a fight over cricket

The claim that a group of Madrassa students was brutally attacked by some people for not chanting "Jai Shri Ram" in Unnao appears to be false. After an investigation by police, no religious angle has emerged so far in this case.

Fact Check: Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme of Rs 3000 per month is not limited to daughters of Muslim policeman

The claim that the ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme’ of Rs 3000 under the National Defence Fund are only given to the daughters of Muslim policeman is false. The scheme is for all policemen.

AAP party member Atishi Marlena shares representational image to pass it as sewer treatment plant in Okhla

Atishi Marlena shares an old representational image to pass it as a sewer treatment plant in Okhla which is 85% funded by the central government and will be functional in 2022.

Hindu Woman converted to Islam because it is the best religion: No, she was forced to convert by her Muslim in-laws

The woman in the picture used by Voter Giri is Jaya Bhandari who was forcibly converted to Islam in January 2015 by her husband and in-laws. The claim that she left Hinduism and converted to Islam because she found Islam the best religion of the world is false.

Fact Check: Slogans calling to shoot RSS workers raised in a protest rally against the alleged lynching of Tabrez Ansari

The video shared by Sudarshan News is old and the audio has been altered to show the crowd calling to shoot RSS workers. However, in an SDPI Rally, Crowd had indeed shouted slogans to shoot RSS workers.

Did Gautam Gambhir promote BJP at World Cup. No, the picture is morphed and was shared for fun.

Comedian Kunal Kamra shared a photoshopped picture of Gautam Gambhir which people mistook as a real image.