Article 370: Derogatory poster on PM Modi used in London protest attributed to AMU students

A poster that reads “Modi the Dracula of Kashmir” has been shared by several people on social media with the claim that the banner was put up by Aligarh Muslim University.

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On Twitter, the claim has been widely propagated using the hashtag #aligarhmuslimuniversity.

The claim has been floated on Facebook as well.

अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी में कुछ छात्र नेताओं द्वारा कश्मीर मुद्दे पर मोदी जी का यह बेनर लगाया गया है ,ऐसे युवा देश का भविष्य नही हो सकते जो राष्ट्रविरोधी हो,योगी सरकार से अपील है ऐसे लोगो पर सख्त कार्यवाही हो

Posted by संवाद on Monday, 19 August 2019

Not from India

Alt News found that the poster was not featured in any part of the country, let alone put up by students of AMU. The banner was a part of a recent protest organised outside the Indian High Commission in London.

On August 15, protestors waved Pakistani and Kashmiri flags outside the Commission against the Indian government’s revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370. A Times of India report says that Khalistan flags were also waved at the rally which turned violent after protestors began throwing objects like shoes, bottles, eggs, etc.

A Pakistani Twitter user had also uploaded a picture of the same poster now circulating on social media with a false claim.

Aligarh police took cognisance of the misinformation and clarified via a tweet that the poster was not put up by AMU students.

Thus, a poster that was part was a protest in London against the dilution of Article 370 is viral on social media targetting Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh Muslim University.

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