MP shares old video to malign Muslims amid covid19

West Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Verma Thursday posted a two-month old video of Muslims offering namaz (congregational prayer) in large numbers in the national capital to claim they were violating the lockdown and social distancing rules, but was called out by Delhi Police that asked him to “verify before posting and spreading rumors”. Later on both Verma and Delhi Police deleted their tweets. The BJP MP, in his tweet in Hindi, wrote: “Does any religion permit this kind of behavior in the wake of coronavirus? Lockdown and social distancing norms have been torn to shreds…”. He further asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to deduct the salaries of maulvis to stop such practices.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Place of worship
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Place of worship Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Date of incident: May 13, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Hate Speech / Slander
  • Causal factors
  • Manufactured Rumour
  • Name of the victim : Muslim Community
    Name of Perpetrator Parvesh Verma
    State Delhi
    District/City West Delhi
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
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