Hyderabad: Sudarshan Chavhanke, Managing Director and Editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News posted a video of Asaduddin Qwasi, AIMIM president, claiming that he was celebrating the murder of Hindu Samaj Party leader, Kamlesh Tiwari.
Chavhanke has made this claim on his show, Bindaas Bol. The show was telecasted on the Sudarshan channel; he also uploaded the video to youtube and posted it on his twitter handle as well. This tweet now has 3.2k retweets and 6.9k likes.
चोरों और आतंकियो की मौत का मातम मनाने वाला ओवैसी #कमलेश_तिवारी के बलिदान के बाद झूम कर नाचा
— Suresh Chavhanke "Sudarshan News" (@SureshChavhanke) October 20, 2019
In the video, Chavhanke can be seen stating that Owaisi danced after the news of Kamlesh Tiwari's death.
The video is also available on Sudarshan Channel's Youtube page.
Upon cross-checking, Newsmeter found the original clip of Owaisi dancing from the news agency, ANI's, twitter feed, published on October 18, 2019, titled "Maharashtra: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi performs a dance step after the end of his rally at Paithan Gate in Aurangabad. (17.10.2019)"
Owaisi performed this dance on the 17th of October, a day before the murder of Kamlesh Tiwari during an election campaign in Maharashtra. According to news reports, Tiwari was found murdered inside his house in Lucknow on October 18, 2019.
Maharashtra: AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi performs a dance step after the end of his rally at Paithan Gate in Aurangabad. (17.10.2019) pic.twitter.com/AldOABp2yd
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2019
Obviously, the claim of 'celebration dance after the murder of Kamlesh Tiwari' is FALSE.
Owaisi also told the media that it was not a dance that he performed. As the party symbol was a kite, he was performing the action of flying a kite.
"Main apni party ke symbol patang ko kheench mara hu, kisi ne us video par koi gaana laga diya jo galat hai, hum aisi baaton par zyada dhyaan nahi dete" Aurangabad me Barrister Asaduddin Owaisi Sahab ka media ko bayaan @asadowaisi pic.twitter.com/uLttpHn34x
— Mohsin (@mohsinaddeen96) October 19, 2019
Here on this Facebook page of the patry, we can see the party logo.
We also found news reports in the news media stating that Owaisi had refuted the news of dance. He clarified that at every gathering, they enact the action of kite flying.
Claim: Asaduddin Owaisi danced after Kamlesh Tiwari's Murder
Claim by: A video posted on Twitter and Youtube by Sudarshan Channel
Fact Check: FALSE. Owaisi did not dance to celebrate the murder of Kamlesh Tiwari. The video of Owaisi dancing was shot a day before Kamlesh Tiwari's murder.