A call for lynching in Bengaluru after Jinnah’s picture spotted on a bus. And the truth is ..

“How many of you are campaigning against it and will Pledge to Lynch this Owner inside that Bus and Burn it?” This was the violent reaction of Abhishek Singh, a contributor at Postcard News, when he saw pictures of a bus on Bengaluru road with an image of Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Did you ever wonder where lynch mobs come from? Here is a seemingly normal person casually calling for a pledge to lynch someone without finding out the truth. What is the truth behind the bus? Read on…

A bus with a picture on Jinnah? How would you react? When residents spotted a bus with the picture of Mohammad Ali Jinnah plying on Bengaluru roads, the reactions were varied. Some called up the travel company to check, others complained to the police. Some others took to social media to outrage and take pot shots at the non-BJP Karnataka government.

Neeraj Kamath, also former core committee at Namo Brigade, was the first to report the green “Democracy travels” bus with a picture of Mohammad Ali Jinnah on social media. The post was shared over a 1000 times and as expected it caused much outrage.

It is normal to react on seeing the photograph but the right-wing fuelled the outrage. Here is the reaction of Prasanna Mudugabe, also a contributor to Postcard News.

Prasanna –  contributor to Postcard compares Karnataka to Kerala

It drove Abhishek Singh to give a call for lynching the bus owner.

Abhishek Singh – a contributor to Postcard calls for Lynching the Bus Owner

This posts were later picked up by many right wing websites and Facebook pages including ‘Say “No” To Sold Media‘ and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Reality:

The picture of the bus is not fake. Yes, such a bus with the picture of Mohammad Ali Jinnah was spotted on the roads of Bengaluru. The bus was a prop for a Malayalam movie, Aabhaasam, that was being shot in the city. Here is the screenshot of the Facebook page of the movie.

When Alt News spoke to the crew, they confirmed the bus was used for shooting. They put a board saying so but forgot to do it on the day the pictures were clicked.

From what little we know of the movie from the IMDB page, the bus “Democracy travels” is an integral part of the movie script

Kamath, who was the first to post the picture of the bus, reported that the picture has been deleted. In a second Facebook post, he wrote, “Democracy travels” is free From Jinnah. The Owner has apologised & removed the photo & confirmed by sending this photo. He didn’t even know what they had done with the sus and who Jinnah Was. The Bus Was Hired By A Malayalam Movie Crew For Shooting.” He also called for the nationalists to be united against the anti-nationals.

As reported by Times of India, fearing backlash, the owner of the bus has removed the image.

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Nationalist pride is fragile. Freeing a bus called, “Democracy travels” which was a movie prop, from Jinnah is a victory for them. The Postcard contributor who used the picture to malign the Karnataka government has not deleted his post even after learning that truth about the bus. Nor has the one who called for lynching the bus owner. The bus owner could be under a real threat from such a call. We hope Bengaluru police have taken note of it.

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Mohammad majid
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please launch your android app. Most people want that

divakar
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both should be arrested with out filing any FIR to be canned whole night in custody abd release in morning

Antifa
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Why picture of Jinnah bad anyway ? If Jinnah is bad so was Golwalkar, Savarkar and all RSS leaders. Will these guys show same outrage if it was a pic of Savarkar ? In fact Two nation theory was FIRST created and accepted by Hindutva leaders and Hindu Mahasabha. Jinnah took that and used it too. Because he knew those Hindus who can create two nation theory will never tolerate Muslims. He was right.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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Antifa, First please realise that pictures of RSS leaders were not pasted in the public transports. Jinnah came to the power because of Gandhi/Nehru pact. It was Nehru who refused the leadership of JINNAH. Please refresh your knowledge by reading more books..About RSS, this was an organisation to do service to the people and the country during the calamity. THE PARTITION caused much to Hindus than the Muslims as several thousands of acres and crores of rupees were paid by Nehru group.We have a perinial problem with Kashmir which was also due to NEHRU. Even today a muslim comes out… Read more »
Arjun Arondekar
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Lakshmipathi, it seems like Majhi Janmathep, Gandhi Gondhal etc. were the history books for you. So you need to format your pirated version of history and reinstall original one. On this context I would like to inform you about something which can be found everywhere in internet and research paper of genuine historian like Mr. Bipan Chandra and others but not in those bunch of scrap papers which contain conspiracy theory cooked in home kitchen of Mahasabha followers..Ok lets get back to the point, Indian National Congress won a massive victory in the Indian provincial elections, 1937 defeating Muslim League… Read more »
Thoufiq
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True Arjun…these liars can’t answer anything they act as if RSS was the true freedom fighters well written slap on the hypocrite group.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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I cannot reply to people who marry 100 women, some may be their own daughters.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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Arondekar, Your long, substanceless, untrue and pointless message only indicated the emotional outburst with anger and hatred on the facts which you refused to accept. Many facts have been buried by the leaders at the time of independence and so must so afterwards till today. One after the other is coming out when this strong dynasty rule was thrown out. Therefore, all such tita and bits thrown out by them have started becoming important documents for this generation to know. Now judge where was the conspiracy theory active. Since your message could create a wrong impact in the minds of… Read more »
indian
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abe history master, kya bakwas bolrahahe history ke naam pe.
You said “About RSS, this was an organisation to do service to the people and the country during the calamity.”
but they were actually Queens chamchas.

Arvind
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RED never declared Direct Action Day like Jinnah declared and executed it! Don’t defend the indefensible.

Arvind
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RSS not RED (correction)

sasi
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Amith Sha visiting the place very shortly. A big hue & cry has to be in the place. hence by hook or crook Karnataka has to be disturbed. But the local govt is intentionally or ignorantly dumb about this. Now it is the time for the people to be cautious about these kinds of trolling & provocative news. suitable and apt measures are required to counter these sort of popping out nuisances…..

Amar Akbar Anthony
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A call for lynching? It is too much. Any actions taken by the state Govt. under IPC?

Ashu
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What the fuck is wrong with mallus anyhow. So many of them here in Bengaluru rather than I’m their own manufactured god’s own country, no wonder such crazy shit happened

Jil
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Please manage to buy a dictionary or better still go to the internet, via recharge of a 5mb data costing about 10rs with the 2000rs note and check and learn and understand the meaning of a “country”

True Indian
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haha, look at ur shitty state, gujju, then talk about south india

jawed
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Bravo

Arif khan
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Anyone who advocates lynching should start from him first. How come they didn’t claim lynching for Advani when he spoke so highly of Jinnah and even refused to retract his statement. Mob violence is being used to brew civil war – as only solution to makr india free of Muslims – theory suggested by shyam Prasad mukherjee. Idiots don’t realise that people will be killed from both sides. Polarisation is the only AGENDA – wake up everyone and save your country from such criminals, divisive and fascist thugs and from those government and organisation that protects such fascist. We need… Read more »
asgie
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If only they had shown half of this ‘nationalism’ in spreading pictures of road potholes, bribe taking cops and babus, industiries disposing untreated waste in rivers et al

Kumar
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I really feel pity. Despite so called development our mindset is of stone age.some time riot if somebody puts objectionable element on social media.creating flare over jinnah photo.we must be coming across destitudes and poors sleeping on footpath begging for food every day. children begging.We have never seen any discussion or outrage in social media or protest over this.
This is absolutely b******t. Any body who thinks is a civilised individual should give damn to this and move on.

aadi
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please launch in hindi ,,,, alt news,please aap hindi main bhi kare ,sir

LAKSHMIPATHI
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TO INDIAN, Thanks. You have read my communication. You have also replied from the knowledge you posses.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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INDIAN – Thanks, you have read my communication and the comments made by you out of your knowledge.

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