Hyderabad: A picture of hoardings containing provocative statements is going viral on social media with the claim that these "anti-Hindu" statements were put up in West Bengal. The hoardings carry images of Muslim leaders Zakir Naik, Noorur Rehman Barkati, and Maulana Syed Ahmed Bukhari.

A part of the claim reads, "Read the orders of the peacekeepers, who are engaged in the open ground of West Bengal!"

Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter found a YouTube video by Zee Uttar Pradesh UttaraKhand. The description indicates that the incident took place in Uttar Pradesh. The report said hoardings and posters of objectionable writing were put on the boundary wall of TP Inter College in Kunda Nagar Panchayat, Uttar Pradesh.

The same was also reported by Dainik Jagran and Live Hindustan. The reports clearly state that huge hoardings and posters were put up on the boundary wall of TP Inter College in Kunda Nagar Panchayat. This led to an outrage among the people. The police were alerted and the CO increased the precautionary police patrol in Kunda.

In light of this incident, the Pratapgarh police tweeted saying that an action will be taken in connection with the installation of objectionable hoardings in Kunda.

It is clear that the hoardings were put up in Kunda, Uttar Pradesh, and not West Bengal. Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review :   Anti-Hindu hoardings put up in West Bengal.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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