A 10-second video clip of a journalist addressing her cameraperson while surrounded by farmers at Muzaffarnagar is being shared on social media. It has been claimed that she told the cameraperson ‘teach everyone quickly’, suggesting that she was ‘preparing’ them for what to say on camera. BJP spokesperson Suresh Nakhua shared the video with a Hindi caption that reads, “Fake media of so-called fake farmer leader, “Teach everyone quickly”. What do you have to teach, Deviji?”.
तथाकथित किसान नेता का फर्जी मीडिया
“जल्दी जल्दी सबको सीखा देना ।”
क्या सिखाना है देवीजी ? pic.twitter.com/SZIxbyjXSj
— Suresh Nakhua ( सुरेश नाखुआ )🇮🇳 (@SureshNakhua) September 6, 2021
The video is from the ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ in Muzaffarnagar where protestors criticised and boycotted several mainstream media channels.
मुजफ्फरनगर में आज तक की एंकर चित्रा त्रिपाठी को घेरकर ‘गोदी मीडिया हाय-हाय’ के नारे लगाए गए. pic.twitter.com/j3D1m4XPsU
— Ranvijay Singh (@ranvijaylive) September 5, 2021
Upon listening to the audio in slow-motion, it is evident that the journalist said ‘Jaldi Jaldi Sab Kuch Dikha Dena’ (show everything quickly) and a few seconds later the camera pans out to show the large gathering of protestors. Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair had tweeted a slow-motion video.
BJP spokesperson is trying to mislead again. Listen carefully, She says, *Jaldi Jaldi Sabkuch dikha dena*.
Here is a Slo-mo..
Also, She’s addressing the camera person. Camera person sikhayega kaise? Dikhayega hi na. 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/Vx85mnIMFO pic.twitter.com/6zgYAkkhIv
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) September 6, 2021
Replying to Suresh Nakhau’s original tweet, journalist Rahul Gautam also pointed out that she said ‘Jaldi Jaldi Sab Kuch Dikha Dena’. He further added that he was close to her during the shoot and “any media person can interpret her hand movements, asking her cameraperson to pan around.”
She is saying ‘Jaldi Jaldi sabkuch dikha dena.’ I was near her at media stand and overheard her. Any mediaperson can also interpret her hand movements, asking her cameraperson to pan around.
— Rahul Gautam (@Scribe_Rahul) September 6, 2021
Hence the video was shared with the false claim that a journalist was ‘grooming’ farmers before taking their interview. Recently, a video of farmer leader and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait uttering ‘Allah hu Akbar’ in the same Muzaffarnagar Mahapanchayat was also shared with a misleading narrative.