The incident reportedly happened on Tuesday earlier this week in Nagaur district of Rajasthan where a group of men, some hiding their faces, were recorded on camera abusing and assaulting a woman with plastic pipes and forcing her to chant religious slogans. It was not clear who recorded the incident, but the video clearly showed that the men were forcing the woman to chant “Allah” and “Jai Shri Ram”.
His trick worked and Hindustan Times too played its part by re-tweeting the journalist’s half-truth. It was enough for people to lament “Hindutva” and “beef politics” and go on an ideological overdrive when the incident had nothing to do with any communal or partisan politics.
— Deep Mukherjee (@thinkdeep4ever) June 15, 2017
Here is one sample reaction from Sagarika Ghose, who of late has been on a mission to spread fake news and misinformation to push her agenda:
my god this is just apalling. Goons beat a woman and bark, "Bol jai shree ram". Every day brings a new horror https://t.co/gNxkPPnonq
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) June 16, 2017
Following is a tweet by a former Hindustan Times journalist, who quotes the same ANI tweet that mentioned “Allah”, but decides to focus only on “Jai Shri Ram”:
— Saikat Datta (@saikatd) June 16, 2017
Here is the truth
SHOCKING: Men thrash a mentally-challenged woman with a pipe in Rajasthan's Nagaur, forced to say "Allah", "Jai Shri Ram" & "Jai Hanuman". pic.twitter.com/EhlnaVkhxd
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 16, 2017