New Delhi: Madhu Purnima Kishwar, founder of human rights organisation Manushi, tweeted a video Wednesday, suggesting that Muslim children are being radicalised to take the path of jihad.
In the video, a bearded man addresses a large group of Muslim children. Towards the end of the video, the man asks a boy: “What will you become when you grow up?”
The boy replies: “Mujahid”. Mujahideen is an Arabic term for those who declare themselves warriors for the faith.
The boy then says, “We will sacrifice. If our religion is affected, then we will pursue jihad. No one can come between us and our path to heaven.”
“Look at this video and compare these children to your own kids. Look at the kind of training that these young boys are receiving. After such training, how long will our kids be able to survive? All this is happening right under our nose. If we are not vigilant now, then whatever happened in Kashmir is bound to happen here in less than 30 years,” Kishwar wrote in her post.
Her tweet had received over 2,100 retweets and more than 3,000 likes at the time of publishing this report.
The video shared by Kishwar is actually a scene from Blank, a 2019 Hindi film starring actor and BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol.
This movie was released in 2019. The film’s plot revolves around an anti-terrorist squad, which sets off on a mission to save the country from a deadly attack.
This video has been picked up from a scene that comes 24 minutes after the movie begins.
This isn’t the first time that Kishwar has peddled fake news on social media.
But the video was actually from Bangladesh’s Gazipur and taken during a clash between two factions of Islamic movement Tabligh Jamaat on 1 December 2018.
In June 2019, she had tweeted a photo, which falsely showed journalist Rana Ayyub calling to uphold human rights of child rapists.
In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.