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Old video is falsely viral as ‘Bangladeshi Muslims’ are demanding a separate state, in Assam

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A video is being circulated stating that the police is firing on the ‘Bangladeshi Muslims’ who are demanding a separate state.

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“असम के मुख्यमंत्री, हिंदू हृदय सम्राट, #हेमंत_विश्व_सरमा जी ने बांग्लादेशियों की तबीयत से ठुकाई करवाई। क्यों? ये जानने के लिए वीडियो देखें. #जय_श्री_राधे_कृष्ण #जय_श्रीराम #असम”


(Google Translate)- The Chief Minister of Assam, Hindu Hriday Samrat, #Hemant_Vishwa_Sharma made the Bangladeshi sick. Why? Watch the video to know this.





The mob in the video is not asking for any separate state.

The video attached is actually 4 years old, of the protesters in Goalpara district, Assam demanding a permanent solution to the d-voter issue.

While conducting a reverse image search, we came across the video posted by ‘The News‘, an Assam-based news website on June 30, 2017 The video stated that tension prevailed at Kharbuja in Goalpara after protesters clashed with police and CRPF personnel. The protesters demanded a permanent solution to the D-voter issue in the state of Assam. During the protests, a 22-year-old Muslim was killed by the police. The video is now being circulated as the ‘Bangladeshi Muslim’ killed by the police while demanding a separate state.

Video uploaded in 2017


Furthermore, searching with the keywords, we found articles written by various media houses for the d-voter issue in 2017. The article was published by The Wire on July 12, 2017 stating, “The Struggle of ‘Doubtful Voters’ Has Intensified in BJP’s Assam”.

There was an article published by News click, Scroll stating that a 22-year-old Muslim killed during police firing in Goalpara, Assam.


What is a D voter?

The directives of the Supreme court have numerous foreign tribunals reviewing under the list of D (doubtful) voters list. Election Commission identifies these voters as doubtful due to a lack of proper citizenship credentials.

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Disha Palkhiwala

Student of Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune