Fake news spread against Muslim hotel owner

2 March 2020 Coimbatore: A recent tweet that went viral on Twitter had pictures of a man serving biriyani followed by pictures of medicines. The accompanying text by Twitter user RD Singh (@RD_BANA) was Islamophobic and false in nature, spreading misinformation that a shop in Coimbatore was serving separate biriyani to Hindus laced with drugs that would make one impotent. “Biryani is cooked in separate vessels for Muslims and Hindus. The Biryani for Hindus is laced with tablets that makes one impotent. Restaurant in Coimbatore called Masha Allah of Rehman Bismillah was caught selling such Biryani. Beware! They’re getting at you in every possible way,” the tweet read.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Other :on Twitter
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Other Was cross FIR filed 0
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Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :Reacting to the tweet, the Coimbatore City Police issued a clarification from their official Twitter handle. Warning people against spreading false information, CCP said they were trying to trace the Twitter user. Current status FIR not filed
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Date of incident: March 02, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Name of the victim : Rehman Bismillah
    Name of Perpetrator RD Singh
    State Tamil Nadu
    District/City Coimbatore
    Party In Power / Incidents AIADMK - All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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