Two photographs of JNSU president Aishe Ghosh have been juxtaposed together to portray that she plastered different arms at different times. Thus suggesting that her injuries are fake. Ghosh was injured during violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) where masked goons attacked students on January 5-6. Shefali Vaidya was among those who made the allegation but later took it down.
RSS-affiliated ABVP’s national organising secretary Ashish Chauhan also shared the images. His tweet, now deleted, was retweeted by Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale, in-charge of BJP’s foreign affairs department.
FALSE CLAIM USING MIRROR IMAGE
Aishe Ghosh’s left arm is plastered, not the right. The photograph used to portray plaster on her right arm has been mirrored. Alt News found a similar image as the viral one where Ghosh can be seen at the same location. This was tweeted by Hindustan Times on January 7.
— HT Delhi (@htdelhi) January 7, 2020
A comparison of the viral image with the one above evidently proves that the former has been mirrored. The similarities in both pictures are as follows:
- The man near the injured arm.
- The man in the black jacket standing behind Ghosh.
- The woman in red sweater beside the man in the black jacket.
The viral image is from the press conference addressed by Aishe Ghosh on January 6. A video of the event also shows her left arm plastered.
Furthermore, multiple other photographs of the JNUSU president reported in the media show that her left arm is plastered.
— ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2020
— Puthiya Thalaimurai (@PTTVEnglish) January 8, 2020
FALSE CLAIM VIRAL
One Rajesh Salunke who identifies himself as a “student activist” of ABVP raised suspicions about Ghosh’s injury.
Twitter user Sanjana Reddy (@Saffron_Kanya)’s post drew over 250 retweets.
Rosy (@rose_k01) followed by BJ IT cell head Amit Malviya and BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga also tweeted the images.