Truth behind photo of man carrying wife during 1971 Bangladesh liberation war - Alt News

 An image of a man carrying a woman whose clothes are torn has gone viral on social media. According to the accompanying message, the photo is from late poet and author Dr Dharamvir Bharti’s book. The image is claimed to capture a scene from the 1971 India-Pakistan war where a husband is …Read more at ...... Read More
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Photo of wall painted ahead of Trump's Ahmedabad visit morphed and shared online - Alt News

 A photo supposedly of a man urinating in front of a wall painted with murals of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been shared on social media. Twitter user Santosh Addagulla posted the image with the message, “Can't believe my eyes”. The painting is part of the preparation …Re...... Read More
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Morphed images of wall painted ahead of Trump's Gujarat visit shared by Congress office-bearers - Alt News

 A photo supposedly of a man urinating in front of a wall painted with murals of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been shared on social media. Twitter user Santosh Addagulla posted the image with the message, “Can't believe my eyes”. The painting is part of the preparation …Re...... Read More
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Jamia violence: Student from video of police lathi-charge not the man seen in arson video - Alt News

 A CCTV footage of police brutality inside Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) campus has continued to top social media discourse since it was made public on February 16. In the latest attempt to dilute the violence against students, BJP volunteer Vikas Pandey has juxtaposed (archive) two images. The first one is of a …Read more a...... Read More
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India Today and its botched up 'exclusive' on Jamia police violence - Alt News investigation - Alt News

 On the intervening night of February 15-16, Jamia Coordination Committee released a 44-second CCTV footage of police excess inside a reading room in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university. The footage is from December 15, 2019, when policemen with riot gear brutally thrashed unarmed students with lathis. In the course of the fact-check, …...... Read More
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Jamia violence: Student beaten in police lathicharge is not the one who torched bike - Alt News

 A video depicting police lathi-charge on unarmed students inside Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) university began circulating on social media since February 15. The lathi-charge took place on December 15 – the same day a bike was torched about 2 km away from the university campus. A viral claim now suggests that one …Re...... Read More
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False claim suggests 40 out of 62 AAP MLAs are accused of rape - Alt News

 On February 13, JDU leader Dr Ajay Alok tweeted (archive link) that 40 out of 62 AAP MLAs are accused of rape. His complete tweet reads: “62 40 , @ArvindKejriwal , , …Read more at ...... Read More
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Is classification as 'developed nation' by US good news for India? - A fact-check - Alt News

 On February 12, National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ram Madhav tweeted in celebration – “US classifies India as developed nation” – drawing close to 13,000 likes. Madhav had shared a link of micro news platform Inshorts, same as Dr Swapneil Mantri who identifies as the state coordinato...... Read More
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Muslim family beats Hindu man to death in a train? Incident given false communal angle - Alt News

 On February 14, several social media users claimed that a man named Sagar was lynched by 12 members of a Muslim family. It is being alleged that the man was murdered after a fight broke-out onboard a train when he requested a “burqa-clad” woman for her seat. Most posts claim that the …Read more at ...... Read More
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Muslim family beats Hindu man to death? Train altercation given false communal angle - Alt News

 On February 14, several social media users claimed that a man named Sagar was lynched by 12 members of a Muslim family. It is being alleged that the man was murdered after a fight broke-out onboard a train when he requested a “burqa-clad” woman for her seat. Most posts claim that the …Read more at ...... Read More
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Amit Shah makes false claim that no BJP leader said protestors in Shaheen Bagh will rape women - Alt News

 On February 13, Home Minister Amit Shah was interviewed by journalist Navika Kumar in the Times Now Summit. Kumar pointed out the provocative slogans raised by BJP leaders during pro-CAA rallies such as ‘traitors of the country, should be shot down’, labelling the Delhi elections as ‘India vs Pakistan’ and the allegations …...... Read More
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Car bomb explosion in Iraq revived as CCTV footage of Pulwama terror attack - Alt News

 January 14, 2020 marks one year since the Pulwama terror attack took place. Over 40 CRPF personnel were martyred in the attack. Several people have shared a CCTV video which shows a convoy of vehicles in the distance before a huge explosion takes place. This is claimed to be from the Pulwama …Read more at ...... Read More
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Chinese police 'shooting down' coronavirus patients? Manufactured clip viral - Alt News

 A video clip is massively viral on social media. It shows a group of men who seem to be wielding guns near a police vehicle subsequently moving inside a residential lane. Later in the video, one can sport an unconscious person lying on the road. On February 11, Rangoli Chandel, Bollywood actor …Read more at ...... Read More
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Video of hawker carts demolished in Odisha now shared as Ahmedabad - Alt News

 Ahead of US President Donal Trump’s visit to Ahmedabad on February 24, several social media users have shared a 1:48 minute video which shows fruit carts being destroyed by a crane. The video is viral with the claim it is from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. On February 13, @RK_Insight tweeted, “Don’t the poor have …Read more at ...... Read More
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