Journalist-author Saba Naqvi has once again grabbed headlines for peddling fake news on social media. However, this time, it has nothing to do with a Dalit man entering a temple. Read here to know more.
New Delhi: Saba Naqvi, a journalist and an author, was caught peddling fake news on social media. Naqvi was called out for sharing a photoshopped image of the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) protesting over the Centre's decision on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Taking to Twitter, Naqvi quoted a tweet containing a misleading picture, and said that the members of ABVP were protesting against the CAA legislation brought in by the BJP-led government, along with a quote that read, "The world is changing #2020.”
In a picture that Naqvi had shared, ABVP members were with the banner that read, "We don't support NRC, CAB, CAA.” The holding also used provocative language against Union home minister Amit Shah which read, "Modi go back, Takla Shah go back (Baldie Shah go back).” The banner also had footmarks printed on PM Modi and Amit Shah's pictures.
However, it was not too late for National Social Media Convener of the ABVP, Varada Marathe, to point out and say Saba Naqvi has been peddling fake news with the photoshopped image. Marathe took a swipe at the unruly fake news peddler by saying, "The world is indeed changing, Miss Naqvi. But when will you change and stop sharing photoshopped images?"
The National Social Media Convener also quoted her past tweet in which she had shared the original image where the same AVBP members were seen extending their support to the CAA.
In her tweet, ABVP members were seen with saffron flags and banners that read, "We support CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act).” An image of the ABVP members holding the banner in support of the CAA was intentionally photoshopped to express that the ABVP was not in favour of the BJP regarding the legislation of the CAA.
Also, the image does not belong to ABVP's Assam unit as the "journalist-author" had shared on her Twitter account. The picture dates back to December 18, 2019, and belongs to the JNU unit of the ABVP in Delhi.
Back then, a group of teachers took to streets to extend their support for the Citizenship Amendment Act, which is in favour of the BJP-led Central government.
However, this is not the first time this "journalist" has been seen peddling fake news on her social media page. Earlier, she was exposed for promoting fake news carried by the Caravan daily.
Naqvi had shared a report published by the Caravan that alleged that a Muslim driver brutally beaten up for refusing to chant "Jai Shri Ram".
As predicted, the news was a hoax. But, instead of humbly apologising for her mistake, Naqvi resorted to pontification to mask her brazen Hinduphobia.
In 2018, Naqvi shared a piece of fake news from 2015 where she asserted that a Dalit man was brutally killed for entering a temple in Uttar Pradesh. The fact is, the news was from 2015 when Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. To make it more specific, the man was murdered by a drunkard and not because a "Dalit" entered the temple.
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Last Updated Jan 3, 2020, 3:55 PM IST