FACT CHECK: Old Dainik Bhaskar news clipping on India-Nepal land dispute shared as recent

A picture of the front page of Dainik Bhaskar claiming that Nepal has occupied 7,100 acres of Indian land is viral on social media. Users claim it is a recent incident.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  17 Nov 2021 3:01 AM GMT
FACT CHECK: Old Dainik Bhaskar news clipping on India-Nepal land dispute shared as recent

HYDERABAD: A picture of the front page of Dainik Bhaskar claiming that Nepal has occupied 7,100 acres of Indian land is viral on social media. Users claim it is a recent incident.

Congress national spokesperson Pawan Khera tweeted the picture with the claim that reads, "What is the condition of this country? Nepal is occupying our land and we are distributing the certificate of patriotism amongst ourselves in the country itself." (archive)

This picture was also shared by other social media users.



FACT CHECK:

The claim that the newspaper clipping is recent is false.

NewsMeter searched online with the relevant keywords and found the Dainik Bhaskar article on the website published three years ago with the same headline. It states that Nepal had occupied around 7,100 acres of land in the West Champaran district of Bihar and that several areas including Susta in Valmiki Nagar, parts of the Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve, and hills of the Shivalik range in Govardhana have been encroached upon.


We also checked for the report on Dainik Bhaskar's mobile app and found the same article published on August 14, 2018.


The same was also reported by Jansatta.

Evidently, the news report was not recently published. The case is not a recent incident.

Claim Review:Dainik Bhaskar's report on Nepal occupying 7,100 acres of Indian land is a recent incident.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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