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As per a report by BBC dated Oct 11, 2019, the Pentagon had announced the deployment of thousands of additional troops to "enhance the defence of Saudi Arabia".
US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper says he has authorised the deployment of additional forces, including fighter jets and a defence system.
He said it was in response to "threats in the region", amid efforts to protect the kingdom from "Iranian aggression".
The move comes after an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities in September.
The US has increased the deployment of forces in the region by 14,000 since May, according to CNN. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had requested additional support.
The deployment aims to enhance the defence of Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon says.
The claim is correct.
The Balrampur police have responded on Twitter and confirmed that 8 people have been arrested in connection with the attack and stone-pelting on the Durga Puja Visarjan procession and that the police is taking adequate measures to nab the rest of the individuals involved.
The Additional Superintendent of Police from Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh told OpIndia that the Durga puja Visarjan procession came under attack as it was passing in front of a mosque. Just before the mosque, there is a right turn. The procession that generally has a DJ and plays loud music passes through the mosque.
However, generally, the music is expected to be switched off while the Durga Puja procession passes through the mosque. The music, however, was not stopped and thus, an enraged Muslim community started pelting stones at the procession.
Ref: OpIndia Report
The police in its investigation found the claim wrong. They analysed the CCTV footage to find the victim's claim wrong. Moreover, the victim kept on changing his statement which indicates that he was tutored. In the first conversation, the victim's mother didn't claim any religious angle. Ashok Swain, Prashant Bhushan and the wire's journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani are some of the prominent personalities who contributed in this rumor despite multiple clarifications by UP Police. All evidences are mention in our article. Apart from us, Only Times Fact Check and Factly debunked this claim. All other fact-checkers simply ignored this just like several other cases that were debunked by us.
Yes, PM Modi was denied visa in 2005. According to an archived post of United States Department of State, Mr. Modi this visa under section 214 (b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act because he was not coming for a purpose that qualified for a diplomatic visa.
Not only that his existing tourist/business visa was also revoked under section 212 (a) (2) (g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Section 212 (a) (2) (g) makes any foreign government official who "was responsible for or directly carried out, at any time, particularly severe violations of religious freedom" ineligible for a visa to the United States.
The decision was based on the fact that, as head of the State government in Gujarat between February 2002 and May 2002, he was responsible for the performance of state institutions at that time. The State Department's detailed views on this matter are included in its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and the International Religious Freedom Report. Both reports document the violence in Gujarat from February 2002 to May 2002 and cite the Indian National Human Rights Commission report, which states there was "a comprehensive failure on the part of the state government to control the persistent violation of rights of life, liberty, equality, and dignity of the people of the state."
No, the claim is false. The rumour started when an article by a satire website Rumour Times went viral in 2018. The Lallantop had debunked the claim back then.
According to a report by Patrika, the case is from Dungasara village of Chanderi police station area. Around about 4 to 5 pm on 15 August, Chanderi residents Govind Kushwaha, Pramod, Nandlal Koli, and Sanju Parmar were going to Sonai village by bike for Rakhi. Sanju Parmar was driving the bike. To take Gutkha, he stopped at a roadside shop when they were attacked by Aslam and Sameer.
Pramod died on the spot after being stabbed in the back. Nandlal Koli and Sanju Parmar are seriously injured. Govind Kushwaha escaped. Police have arrested the two accused.
According to the report, the attack was due to rivalry and not in self-defense.
However, we haven't verified the incident independently.