Journalist Shekhar Gupta, Rohini Singh, politician Mehbooba Mufti, and the likes took to Twitter to set a false narrative about Sadhvi’s age, claiming she was a child when Babri was demolished, mentioning her birth year as 1988.
In the latest turn of events, left-leaning journalists are yet again hogging the limelight in the name of, recently nominated BJP’s MP candidate, Sadhvi Pragya, spreading blatant lies about her age.
Sadhvi, in an interview, recently mentioned her involvement in the demolition of the structure built on Ram Janmabhumi, known as the Babri Masjid.
She is being attacked for her blunt and self-assured statements, seems to be the hot cake, everyone is trying to cash on by twisting her media addresses.
Journalist Shekhar Gupta, politician Mehbooba Mufti, and the likes took to Twitter to set a false narrative about Sadhvi’s age, claiming she was a child when Babri was demolished, mentioning her birth year as 1988.
Taking a dig at Sadhvi Pragya, Shekhar Gupta tweeted "She was four then. Must have been a precocious child. Inspiration for Chhota Bheem".
Mehboob Mufti wrote on Twitter: "India’s answer to boss baby that would put the adventures of Chota Bheem & Shin Chan to shame."
Krishna Pratap Singh wrote: "Born in 1988. Demolishing mosques as a 4-yr-old in 1992. Very precocious."
A journalist associated with The Wire tweeted: "Seems Pragya was born in 1988. Didn’t know along with being a terror accused she is also quite a little liar. Unless margdarshaks Advani and Joshi were also taking along toddlers with them in that infamous rath Yatra".
Just a few days back, Rohini Singh was caught falsely attributing Mayawati's statement to Yogi Adityanath.
The founding editor of The Wire, Sidharth Bhatia also jumped in and replied to Rohini Singh: "You have something against child prodigies?"
Adding to the same, fact check done by India Today’s ‘Anti Fake News War Room’ also stated that her 2016 bail application in the Bombay High Court mentions her age as 44.
So, according to this, if Sadhvi Pragya was 44 in 2016, then she would have been born in 1971 or 1972 and would have been 20 years old when Babri Masjid incident took place.
India Today spoke to Sadhvi Pragya's elder sister Upma Singh who said, "Sadhvi's birth date is 02.02.1970 and it is mentioned in her mark sheets and Aadhar card as well."
Conclusion: Sadhvi Pragya was born in 1970, not in 1988.
The pattern of false narratives catching Social Media Platforms is on a rise, what is the need to twist statements? What is the need to distort facts?
Even after several people pointed it out, none of these journalists have deleted their tweet or issued an apology.
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