“गुड़गांव में स्कूल बस पर पथराव में करणी सेना के सद्दाम, आमिर, नदीम, फिरोज और अशरफ पकड़े गए। (Translation: In the stone pelting case on a school bus in Gurgaon, Karni Sena’s Saddam, Aamir, Nadeem, Firoz and Ashraf have been apprehended). This message is currently viral on social media. In a shocking incident, during the ongoing protests against the movie Padmavat, a school bus was attacked yesterday on Sohni Road in Gurugram. A video of this attack went viral which showed young kids cowering in fear as the bus was being pelted by stones and caused a huge amount of outrage across the nation. Gurugram police have now arrested 18 people for this attack on the school bus. Following the arrest, a message went viral on social media claiming that 5 of the accused in this case were Saddam, Aamir, Nadeem, Firoz and Ashraf.

गुड़गांव में स्कूल बस पर पथराव में करणी सेना के सद्दाम, आमिर, नदीम, फिरोज और अशरफ पकड़े गए ।

One of the earliest to circulate this message was a person called Shalini Kapoor who claims herself to be “Khestriy Prabhari” of “Kanya Shakti Kranti” of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of BJP.

Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha

Among prominent accounts, at least three accounts whom PM Modi follows on Twitter (Jay @Saffron_Rocks, Jitendra Pratap Singh @jpsin1 and Kunwar Ajaypratap Singh @sengarajay235) circulated this message.

Alt News spoke with Sandeep Khirwar, Commissioner of Police, Gurugram, to verify this information. He stated that the information that is being circulated on social media is absolutely false and that none of the names of the accused as being circulated on social media matches with the actual names.

This rumour is currently viral on social media and is being circulated multiple times per minute on various mediums such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. Putting out Muslim names for any upheaval in the country has become a standard diversionary tactic for many in the right-wing. In recent times, this same strategy was deployed when a Swiss Couple was attacked in Fatehpur Sikri, Agra and when an e-rickshaw driver was murdered in Delhi. Any claim that is spread about on social media following sensitive events should always be reconfirmed via official news sources and not circulated without verification. This not only makes the job of the law-enforcement agencies tougher but also polarizes the society further.

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Bajith

It well established fact that Muslims are not but just scape goats for every wrong doings of the faciest RSS or any of their affiliates. But, Muslims even after being bashed by the government and its mentors has remained calm. I am afraid when this will burst into a full blown civil war. And destroy our beautiful country. This majority appeasement should stop other wise disgruntled youth among Dalits and Muslims if join together then these appeasement politics of the so called Hindutva brigade will now dive into deep soci-abysses and the country will be in a viscous circle of… Read more »

R.Srinivasan
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This is a dangerous trend played out by vested interest, who wants to disturb peace and commnunal hormony in this country. The violence perptetuated by karni sena, backed by ruling class, has crossed all limits. It is time for all political parties, espicially, the BJP and its ideological mentor, the RSS, must ponder over this frankestine monstor, in the name of religion, caste,pride and nationalism, causing damage to very constitution and its values such as basic freedom of individuals etc.The all political parties must sit together to discuss and debate and pass a resolution to put an end to divide… Read more »

Alex D\'Mello
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The authorities must disclose the names ASAP so as to avoid blaming Muslims. This has become a trend with certain shameless BJP supporters

LAKSHMIPATHI
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BEFORE MAKING A VAGUE COMMENT THAT MUSLIMS NAMES FOR ANY UPHEAVAL IN THE COUNTRY, PLEASE GO THROUGH THE T.O.I OF DATE AS TO HOW MANY MUSLIMS WERE INVOLVED IN ALL CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES. IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT MAJORITY OF THESE PEOPLE INDULGE IN VIOLENCE, RAPES, SMUGGLING ETC. I WOULD REFRAIN FROM ELABORATING THEIR UNSCRUPULOUS ACTIONS. HISTORY REVEALS THE CHARACTER. THIS IS A FACT.

Rahul
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Rahul

F@TK u

vijay
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vijay

you and your mom too

EddieNiio
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EddieNiio

You are a living personification of what’s wrong with BJP sand this country. Talk like a real idiot

vijay
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vijay

You are a living personification of what’s wrong with YOUR MOM LOL. TALK LIKE A IDIOT PIGSHIT

vijay
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vijay

bro just see this page is just trying to prove minorities are peaceful and majorities are criminals, and all the followers are brainwashed to it that is why you got more down vote than upvote, this is apiece of shameless page just ignore this shit

Tulsi
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Tulsi

Bro……It seems you are hurt by the inconvenient truth. Hats off to Alt News for going out and cross checking the news from the Police. In fact, your comemnts prove how shameless you are.

Tulsi
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Tulsi

Lakshmipathiji….. This comment of yours is truly vague. Please clarify the difference between the first line and the rest in your statement.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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First line for a confirmed comment. Rest for support from history. Facts need to be substantiated and no vague comment is to be encouraged.

Tulsi
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Tulsi

hmmm……..May be it is because of grammer that i am confused. So,…… are you , basically suggesting that the muslim criminals are to blamed for that incident? If yes, let me tell you, you are assuming by false equivalence with your loaded subjective reasoning.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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I agree to your views on grammer. I wrote with a lot of haste. Personally and frankly I have no biased opinion about any religion, so long they do not enter into conflict on stupid sentimental reasons. I only wish every one is well educated and use their brain instead of emotions. I am sorry, if my earlier statement has given a wrong opinion about religions and castes. Incidentally, I must mention that you are very decent in expressing your ideas and impressions.