False claim saying 300 Sadhus tested Covid positive due to sharing Chillum viral

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Amidst this pandemic, a news of 300 Sadhu’s testing Covid positive in Jaipur after sharing a chillum with an infected person has swept social media. This claim is being circulated in form of news clipping and a short video.

CLAIM

Recently Facebook and Twitter became viral with people widely sharing the following post which claims that 300 Sadhu’s got tested covid positive after sharing chillum with an infected Sadhu.

FACEBOOK

The following post was shared on Facebook by ‘Aabid Kpd’ on May 3rd and has 509 shares.

इस पर भी मीडिया को बोलना चाहिए।

Posted by Aabid Kpd on Saturday, May 2, 2020

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This was again shared on Facebook by ‘Md Minhajul Haque’ on 2nd May and has 590 shares.

इस पर भी मीडिया को बोलना चाहिए।

Posted by Md Minhajul Haque on Saturday, May 2, 2020

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Twitter

This video was tweeted by ‘Arunima’ on 28th April and has 1.3k views and 179 retweets.

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This has the link to the Patrika News article which has been taken down now

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This was uploaded by ‘Arshad Iqbal’ on May 3rd.

The following video also got viral along with the newspaper clipping

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जयपुर मे 300 साधू कोरोना पॉजिटिव अब आप लोगों का काम है कि इस वीडियो को पूरे हिंदुस्तान में फैला दो जिस तरह से गोदी मीडिया मुसलमानों को बदनाम करने पर तुली हुई है अब उस की बोलती बंद कर दो

Posted by Mohammad Irfan Khan on Thursday, April 30, 2020

 

जयपुर मे चिलम पीने वालों के कारण मंदिर में रह रहे साधुओं की मुसीबत बढ़ गयी।चिलम पीने वाला साधु निकला कोरोना पोसिटिव।मंदिर में रह रहे सभी साधुओ को किया गया quarintine

Posted by मधुपुर की आवाज़ on Friday, May 1, 2020

 

Jaipur me 300 sadhu corona positive. ab Aap log ka kaam Hai ki is video ko pure Hindustan me phailado jis tarha se media musalmano ko budnaam karne par tuli huwi thi ab media walo ki bolti bund kew hai

Posted by Sk Faiz on Sunday, May 3, 2020

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This post was uploaded by ‘Sk Faiz’ on May 3rd and has 685 views and 179 shares.

 

TRUTH

Patrika, the Media House from which the video was taken and article posted, has been taken down

300 Sadhu’s were not tested covid positive after sharing a chillum in Jaipur.

The following news was verified by the Press Information Bureau, Rajasthan.

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According to the District Collector, Jaipur, there is no veracity of the published news and no such incident has taken place as tweeted by PIB.

The following fake news was also busted by NewsMobile and Facthunt.

 

 


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