Time’s Up For Fake News: Rajasthan Police Sternly Warns Person Spreading Fake, Inciteful Video On Twitter
An old video from Jharkhand was being spread to suggest that Muslim men were attacking Rajput families.
Kill fake news. That is the message Rajasthan Police sent on December 16.
A Twitter account (@Ashok6510) had shared a video with the claim that Muslim men were attacking Rajput families in Rajasthan. In his Tweet, the account wrote, “In Utambar, Muslim men attacked Rajput households and even inappropriately touched the womenfolk in those house,” adding that “if this is the situation five hours, imagine what will happen in five years.” The implication, Congress coming to power in the state encouraged communal disharmony.
Fortunately, it was quickly discovered that not only was the video fake — it was from an incident in Ranchi, Jharkhand from more than a year ago — the Rajasthan police, on ts official Twitter account, issued a warning to man who posted the video.
राजस्थान पुलिस आपको watch कर रही है। ये एक पुरानी वीडियो है जो झारखंड के रांची की है। आप तुरंत इसे delete करें अन्यथा Cyber Unit को यह case सौंप दी जायेगी।
— Rajasthan Police (@PoliceRajasthan) December 16, 2018
The Rajasthan Police said: “We are watching you. This is an old video from Ranchi, Jharkhand. You should immediately delete it, otherwise the case will be handed over to Cyber Unit. Do not spread rumours like this again.”
The account has since deleted the video.