Two separate complaints have been filed against the BJP’s spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, for sharing a fake photo on Bengal riots.
The first complaint was filed by a Trinamool Congress supporter at Regent Park police station in south Kolkata, while an FIR was filed at Gariahat police station under several non-bailable sections, reported India Today.
As first reported by Janta Ka Reporter on Sunday, Sharma had posted a fake photo (see below) from the 2002 Gujarat genocide passing it off as a sign of destruction caused during the recent communal riots in Bengal.
The photo posted by Sharma and her party colleagues was from Gujarat carnage, where more than 4,000 people had reportedly been killed in 2002 druing Narendra Modi’s reign as chief minister.
Her party, the BJP, had used the image as a background photo at their protest venue, where the party’s Rajya Sabha MP, Swapan Dasgupta too was one of the speakers.
Enraged by the blatant use of a fake photo to polarise sentiments among Hindus, demands are now growing for Twitter to suspend Sharma’s account.
Noted music director, Vishal Dadlani tweeted, “Images from 2002 Guj. riots to promote communal hatred in Bengal. Why hasn’t this account been reported/shut-down?”
Even in the face of raging social media condemnation, Sharma had refused to apologise while blaming her critics.
More to follow