November 12, 2019, marked the 100th day since sections of Article 370 were abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Many people used #100DaysofKashmirSiege on Twitter to share their views on the government clampdown.
One such individual was Suhaib Saqib, who describes himself as a London-based “activist on Kashmir and Islamophobia.” Saqib tweeted a video saying, “A Kashmiri Muslim child has just been tortured to death by RSS Hindutva Nazi goons. My question to western leaders: would you allow this to happen to your children & silently spectate? Can any sane mind justify this? #100DaysOfKashmirSiege.” The video in Suhaib’s tweet is violent, viewer discretion is advised.
A Kashmiri Muslim child has just been tortured to death by RSS Hindutva Nazi goons. My question to western leaders: would you allow this to happen to your children & silently spectate? Can any sane mind justify this? #100DaysOfKashmirSiege pic.twitter.com/dsS3kuCY5C
— Suhaib Saqib (@SuhaibSaqib1) November 12, 2019
The same video was shared by Saqib on his Facebook profile as well.
OLD VIDEO FROM BIHAR
This video was fact-checked by Alt News last month in the article ‘Murder-accused brutally beaten in Bihar; police deny communal angle.’ The incident took place in Kaimur’s Bhabua Nagar, a district in Bihar on October 2, 2019. The same video was shared on October 5, 2019, by Md Salim, a Politburo member-CPI(M). Salim later took down the clip.
The victim’s name is Shahid Rain. He was thrashed after allegedly killing Madhav Singh, a resident of Sikhathi village. “There is no communal angle to the crime. They had a land dispute”, said SHO Shashi Bhushan to Alt News. Kaimur Superintendent of Police, Dilnawaz Ahmed, also informed that there was no communal angle to the incident. An FIR was lodged against the men who assaulted Shahid.
The video shared by Saqib on Twitter, which was also pinned on his profile on November 12, 2019, has gone viral. The claim made by him – ‘a Kashmiri Muslim child has just been tortured to death by RSS Hindutva Nazi goons’ – is false. In fact, it’s an incident from Kaimur, a district in Bihar in October. Read the full report here.
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