The Kolkata Police on Monday registered a case against Delhi-based academic and rights activist Madhu Purnima Kishwar for tweeting a video of an Islamic rally in Bangladesh and claiming that the incident took place in Kolkata.
Taking it to Twitter, the Kolkata Police on Monday tweeted, “#FakeNewsAlert A video clip from Bangladesh is being falsely claimed to be from Kolkata. Legal action initiated.”
— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) November 9, 2020
Supreme Court lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan retweeted the post of the Kolkata Police. “Great. These fake news & hate news spreaders must be brought to account. This lady is a serial offender,” he tweeted.
Great. These fake news & hate news spreaders must be brought to account. This lady is a serial offender https://t.co/hmQouJV2TB
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) November 9, 2020
The video posted by Madhu Purnima Kishwar shows thousands of members of the Islamic community taking part in a massive roadshow in the heart of a city with a song playing in the background. The Bengali lyrics clearly refer to Bangladesh and several flags of the country and policemen in riot gear can also be seen in the 1.42-minute clip.
Kishwar tweeted the video on Sunday night and wrote, “In Kolkatta.”