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.
“अल्लाह ने तय कर दिया है की इन ज़ालिमों का ख़ात्मा होगा ..हम शरिया बनेंगे ..कहीं न कहीं से शुरुआत तो होती ही है ..”
AAP का अमानतउल्लाह खान
दोस्तों ये है AAP के विचार
अब ज़रा आप भी सोचिए ..सब अल्लाह ही तय करेंगे या आप भी कुछ तय करेंगे?
आप शरिया बनना चाहतें है या नहीं?? pic.twitter.com/v2nRfESBBF
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) February 5, 2020
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”.
अल्लाह ने तय कर दिया है की इन ज़ालिमों का ख़ात्मा होगा..
हम शरिया बनेंगे ..
कहीं न कहीं से शुरुआत तो होती ही है ..
Watch this from AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan.
He is heading hatred gang of Kejriwal.
— Y. Satya Kumar (@satyakumar_y) February 5, 2020
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.
ज़रिया बोला गया है, शरिया नहीं।
कान में तेल डाल कर सुन रहे थे क्या?
— Hussain Haidry (@hussainhaidry) February 5, 2020
Sir I am staunch BJP supporter
But Sir if I heard accurate it's "Jariya" not Shariya
— Manish Pandey 🦁 (@manishwar29) February 5, 2020
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.