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New Delhi: BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra misquoted Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Okhla constituency Amanatullah Khan on Twitter and claimed that the AAP wants sharia law.

Patra shared a tailored version of Khan’s speech, which he made in Okhla Wednesday during his election campaigning.

Allah ne taye kar diya hai ki inn zaalimon ka khatma hoga… hum sharia banenge… kahin na kahin se shuruwat toh hoti hai (Allah has decided that there will be an end to the oppression… we will follow sharia… this has to start from somewhere),” Patra wrote in his post.

The post had over 15,000 retweets and over 31,000 likes at the time of publishing this report.

In the same post, Patra wrote that this is what AAP’s ideology is all about. 

“Will only Allah decide everything or you will also decide? Do you want to become sharia or not?” he added.

The sharia is Islam’s legal system that has been derived from the Quran. It acts as a “code of living”, which practising Muslims adhere to. The word shari’a means “the clear, well-trodden path to water”.

Y. Satya Kumar, BJP’s national secretary, also tweeted Khan’s video and said he is “heading hatred gang of Kejriwal”.


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Fact-check

Khan did not say ‘sharia’, he said: “Hum zariya banenge” (We will find a way). Sambit Patra misquoted Khan on the word ‘zariya’.

Allah ne taye kar diya hai ki inn zaalimon ka khatma hoga… hum zariya banenge… kahin na kahin se shuruwat hoti hai” — this is what Khan had actually said in his speech.

The original video is almost 6-minute long, but the one shared by Patra was only 45 seconds. 

Khan in his speech also spoke out against the dangers of the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship Amendment Act. 

Some Twitter users called out both Sambit Patra and Satya Kumar for misquoting Khan.

This isn’t the first time Patra has spread false information on Twitter. 

Senior UP Congress leader Nasimuddin Siddiqui had filed a police complaint against Patra in January for allegedly maligning his image by sharing a “fake video”, claiming that he is “rejecting Indian laws for Islam”.

In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.


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  1. Even this author’s translation is wrong. “Hum zariya banenge” does not mean “We will find a way” (!!).
    It means “We (protesters) are the means”.
    The problem is today’s journos can’t write a single sentence in any non-English language. Simple translations they cannot manage.

    Full translation is “God has decided that these oppressors must end… We (protesters) will be the means (to end the oppression). A beginning must be made somewhere”.

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