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Four year old photos from Iraq is claimed as CCTV proof of TMC workers breaking Vidyasagar’s statue.

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A set of two photos is viral showing people demolishing a statue claimed as CCTV video proof of  recent Vidyasagar Statue damage in West Bengal during on going elections being damaged by TMC  workers.

Text along with the images read “CCTV फुटेज में साफ दिख रहा है जी की मूर्ति को के मुल्ले तोड़ रहे हैं 😠 और इल्जाम BJP पर….

English Translation: “You can see clearly in CCTV footage that muslims of TMC are breaking statue of Vidyasagar and blaming BJP #FilthyPolitics #HoolgismOfMamtaBanerjee”





Vidyasagar’s (Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandyopadhyay, was a Bengali polymath from the Indian subcontinent, and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. He was a philosopher, academic educator, writer, translator, printer, publisher, entrepreneur, reformer and philanthropist – Src Wikipedia) bust has been vandalized recently and the “who-did-it” case is going on.

While Vidyasagar was respected with a bust, people in viral photo are breaking a full body statue

Below is the photo of Vidyasagar bust before vandalism

Img Src: Dailyhunt

The photos are from year 2015, Mosul museum, North Iraq

The Guardian
Islamic State militants ransacked Mosul’s central museum, destroying priceless artefacts that are thousands of years old, in the group’s latest rampage which threatens to upend millennia of coexistence in the Middle East.

The destruction of statues and artefacts that date from the Assyrian and Akkadian empires, revealed in a video published by Isis on Thursday, drew ire from the international community and condemnation by activists and minorities that have been attacked by the group.”





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