A video of ABP News anchor Rubika Liyaquat supposedly dancing inside a TV studio is circulating on social media. A distasteful song is playing in the background.

मुजरेवाली है यह मीडिया मुजरा करती है😂😂😂😂
मुजरे वाली भी अपने profession के ऐसा नहीं करती ये कोन सी मिट्टी की बनी है।

#टीवी_देखना_बंद_करो

Posted by Shahrukh Pardhan on Saturday, 4 April 2020

While tweeting the video one Zoya said, “कौन है ये?#टीवी_देखना_बंद_करो (Who is this? Stop watching TV -translated)”. It is noteworthy that ‘#टीवी_देखना_बंद_करो (Stop watching TV)’ was trending on Twitter, a few days back. Zoya’s tweet had garnered close to 2,400 retweets. The tweet has now been deleted. The trend was a criticism of television media’s coverage of coronavirus pandemic.

The same video was posted on Facebook and Twitter with messages abusing the anchor.

Fact-check

With a time search on Twitter, Alt News found the video posted by the official handle of Rubika Liyaquat in 2018. The original clip has been edited to add a distasteful song in the background. Liyaquat had posted the video on November 7, 2018, terming it “Diwali celebrations”.

In the original clip, the anchor dances while singing happy Diwali. Hence, a slanderous attempt was made on social media to malign the anchor by superimposing a distasteful song over her video from Diwali celebrations.

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