Hijab row: BSP did not hold rally in Bangalore to support Muslim women

Users claim Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) held a massive rally in Bangalore in support of Muslim women over the hijab controversy.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  24 Feb 2022 9:06 AM GMT
Hijab row: BSP did not hold rally in Bangalore to support Muslim women

HYDERABAD: A video of a huge protest is viral on social media.

Users claim Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) held a massive rally in Bangalore in support of Muslim women over the hijab controversy.

"On the Hijab Controversy in Karnataka. In support of Muslim women, BSP party rallies in Bangalore," the claim reads


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FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a similar visual carried in a news report by The Wire. It stated that the rally took place in Bengaluru on February 19, when people marched in protest and demanded action against a Karnataka district judge Mallikarjuna Gowda who allegedly ordered Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's portrait be removed before unfurling the national flag during the Republic Day function in Raichur.


Samvidhana Surakshana Maha Okkuta, a Dalit organization called for the rally, and nearly 1.5 lakh people held blue flags and placards with Ambedkar's picture and protested in Bengaluru.

The same was also reported by The Logical Indian and The News Minute. On January 26, during a Republic Day celebration in Raichur, Ambedkar's portrait was asked to be removed allegedly on Gowda's direction before unfurling the flag. This resulted in a massive outrage across the state and people demanded Gowda's suspension. Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai met the protestors at Freedom Park and assured action against the judge.

Several social media users shared pictures and videos from the incident too.

Evidently, it is clear that the Dalits rally is being falsely shared as BSP's support to Muslim women over the hijab controversy.

Thus, the claim is false.

Claim Review:Video shows BSP holding a rally in Bangalore in support of Muslim women over the Karnataka hijab controversy.
Claimed By:Facebook User
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Facebook
Claim Fact Check:False
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