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New Delhi: A video wrongly claiming that students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have raised ‘anti-Hindu’ slogans while agitating against the Citizenship Amendment Act has gone viral.

BJP’s IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya shared the video on Twitter Monday, saying that students at AMU were chanting ‘Hinduon ki kabr khudegi, AMU ki dharti par’ (Graves of Hindus will be dug on AMU’s land).

The video also had a text message on it, saying — “This is nothing but a clarion call for ethnic cleansing of Hindus”.

“If this is the mindset that pervades in these ‘minority’ institutions, imagine the plight of Hindus and other minorities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan,” Malviya wrote.

The tweet had over 8,500 likes and 6,000 retweets at the time of publishing this report.

BJP’s Delhi IT cell co-convener Apurva Singh also shared the video with the hashtag #AAPBurningDelhi. Her tweet had over 4,500 likes and more than 3,000 retweets.

BJP’s Delhi unit spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga also shared the video and his post was shared over 9,000 times.

Another BJP leader Arvind Menon and national vice-president of BJP’s youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Santosh Ranjan Rai also tweeted the video, condemning the sloganeering.

Fact check

On carefully listening to the video, it has been found that AMU students were not chanting ‘Hinduon ki kabr khudegi’, as has been claimed, but ‘Hindutva ki kabr khudegi’.

Twitter users also pointed this out and called out Malviya for misleading people. 

https://twitter.com/Nehr_who/status/1206293146147024897?s=20

In February 2016, a video was widely shared on social media, claiming that JNU students had raised ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogans. But on further investigation, it was found that the video was doctored


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  1. Think if some organisation changes the word hindutva in the the slogan with Islam. Fir kya hoga…..speechless…These people who are shouting anti india slogan firstly kick their but out of AMU and any university in India. Put them under trial in NSA and hang them publicly which is true and deserving punishment for the TRAITORS.

  2. Hindutva is not limited to BJP, they can protest against BJP, but Azaadi from Hindutva clearly means Azaadi from Hindus. If they are so secular and aware of emotions of Hindus, they wouldn’t have uttered the word Hindutva, What if I say, Bhagayenge hum Islam ko and wanted to mean Bhagayenge hum Owaisi ko? Yo cannot disrespect the word Hindutva just because BJP uses it. Or else the whole country will start disrespecting the word Islam because few of them blast bombs everywhere.

    • HOW THE IZLAMIC FUNDAMENTALIST
      MEDIA LOBBY JUSTIFYING
      IDEOLOGY OF IZLAM.
      KILL ALL THE KAFIRS …
      THATS THEY R SHOUTING INDIRECTLY IN VIDEO.
      FUC* OFF IZLAMIST MEDIA…AND THANKS FOR EXPOSING URSELF….
      DESSERT CULT KI KABRA KHUDEGI
      AUR PURI DUNIYA MILKAR KHODEGI.
      KYUKI JI@HAD SE PURI DUNIYA PARESHAN HO CHUKI HAI

  3. Please don’t show us shabaz Khan in place of Roger referer.
    Bloom live fact checker also tried to mislead and suppressed truth.
    Hinduon de azaadi was slogan at jamia milia not amu.

  4. When They are 200 Millions, we are hearing these kind of slogans from AMU against Hindus, Imagine what will happen , if Muslims becomes 400 Millions in India, I thinks It’s high time they should be deported to 50 Islamic Countries as 4 Millions/each and BJP should Make India Islam/ Muslims free country like it has been done in Burma by expelling Muslims to Bangladesh.

  5. They clearly raised slogans that Hindua se azaadi. Just because you eat biryani served by Pakistanis doesn’t mean that we will agree with you false news

  6. While violence can’t be condoned but fact remains it is BJP’s nefarious and divisive CAA that is at the back of all trouble.We the ppl of India belonging to different communities want to live together peacefully for development of country as we have been living for last 70 yrs.Problem is the BJP wants to change all that idea of India of equality and want the fundamental change to Hindu Rashtra using CAA which is bound to create tensions with nearly 20 crs muslims in the country who can’t be wished away who have no where to go.It is a worry some reality that is emerging for sure and is not fear mongering among muslims as few TV CHs wants us to believe at behest of Modi-Amit Sha duo.

  7. What if they did … Do we know the truth about those hurtful Tukde tukde slogans which caused so much consternation. We must distinguish between hot air and the real thing.

  8. When high on emotions neither the messenger seggregates hindutva from Hindu, nor the receiver differentiates between Hindu and hindutva. Hindutwa means essence of Hindu. Now listen to the slogan again.

      • Jis kaam ke liye tum log bhdka rahe the last 6 saal se usko accept to karo, CAB se problem kyun hai tum logo ko kabhi ye rohingya ke liye mumbai jalate kabhi pakistani muslimo ke liye pura desh,hinduo se azadi delhi me chilla rahe hai ye, ek bhi article nahi dekha un statement par jaha tumhare pecefull leader keh rahe hai hum 25 cr hai dekh lenge, aur jaha tak tum NRC ka dar dikha rahe ho to kal tak uspe dispute tha mere liye par ab nahi hai ab NRC bhi jaruri hai aur population controll bill bhi..

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