Old pictures of slain Muslims shared to whip up communal frenzy

Social media users are sharing Images claiming three Muslims were killed by police in Bengaluru. Users claim they were protesting Nupur Sharma's remarks against Prophet Muhammad.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  17 Jun 2022 2:48 PM GMT
Old pictures of slain Muslims shared to whip up communal frenzy

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing Images claiming three Muslims were killed by police in Bengaluru. Users claim they were protesting Nupur Sharma's remarks against Prophet Muhammad.


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Fact Check:

NewsMeter conducted a reverse image search with relevant keywords and found, the same images posted on Facebook and Twitter, at least since August 2020. According to those posts, the three people killed were involved in protests in Bengaluru in August 2020.

Further, we discovered several articles about the 2020 incident. A largely Muslim crowd gathered in Bengaluru to protest an alleged blasphemous Facebook post insulting Prophet Muhammad made by a local politician. As the mob set fire to vehicles and attacked police officers, the officers opened fire on the crowds, killing three people and injuring many more. The rioting began after a large crowd gathered outside the politician's home as well as a police station in Bengaluru. The relatives of the three people killed, on the other hand, claimed that they were simply bystanders caught in the crossfire.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/bengaluru-violence-news-today-violence-breaks-out-over-alleged-facebook-post-of-congress-mla-srinivas-murthy-relative-in-bengaluru-2278050

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-53747331

https://theprint.in/india/post-about-prophet-muhammad-triggers-riots-in-bengaluru-2-killed-as-police-opens-fire/479936/

Hence, the claim is misleading

Claim Review:three Muslims were killed by police in Bengaluru while protesting Nupur Sharma's statements about Prophet Muhammad.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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