`The Kashmir Files': Edited video shared to target Arvind Kejriwal

A video of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal discussing ‘The Kashmir Files’ is being shared on social media.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  31 March 2022 5:58 AM GMT
`The Kashmir Files: Edited video shared to target Arvind Kejriwal

HYDERABAD: A video of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal discussing 'The Kashmir Files' is being shared on social media.

In the clip, CM Kejriwal can be heard saying, "Won't even put up posters of the film based on lies."

Many BJP members have shared the clip to target CM Kejriwal. They claim that he denied atrocities faced by Kashmiri Hindus. BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya shared the clip and claimed that CM Kejriwal denied the genocide of Kashmiri Hindus.

BJP leader Kapil Mishra tweeted: "Calling the massacre of Kashmiri Hindus false is equivalent to questioning your mother's character. Shame on you Kejriwal. Kejriwal has abused every martyr and army personnel of the country by defending terrorists"

FACT CHECK:

The video is a part of Kejriwal's March 24 address in the assembly. The full video is available on AAP's YouTube channel. In the 20-minute address, he speaks about the upcoming Delhi Municipal Corporation election. Nowhere does Kejriwal refute the 1990 Kashmir violence or deny the atrocities faced by Kashmiri Pandits.

Amit Malviya's clip

NewsMeter noticed the video had two jump cuts at 00:03 and 00:08 second marks. This shows that the video is not original.

The first 7 seconds of the viral clip were taken from 15:43 to 15:45 and 15:52 to 15:57.

After the 8-second mark, CM Kejriwal says, "Won't even put up posters of the films based on lies."

This clip was from 16:00, when Kejriwal can be heard saying, "You [BJP members] will… [chuckles] You will get respect [if you join the AAP]. You will not be made to raise false slogans. We will include you in the nation's development… we'll build the nation with you…Won't make you put up these posters of films based on lies."

At the 16:22 mark, another fit of laughter broke out when he said, "Do what you want, but at least stop promoting a film. You look bad. It doesn't suit you, you are nice people. You had joined politics to do something significant, but now you are busy promoting films."


Kapil Mishra's image

The screenshot has been taken from the 8:56 mark in the video. Here, the CM said, "They [BJP] say we are the world's largest party. We [AAP] are the world's smallest party and yet you [BJP] got scared." He did not refer to Kashmiri Pandits nor denied their oppression.


Edited clips of CM Kejriwal's speech in the Delhi Assembly are being shared. Kejriwal criticized 'The Kashmir Files' for being based on falsehood. However, no part of his speech can be interpreted as denying the atrocities faced by Kashmiri Pandits.

Claim Review:Video shows CM Kejriwal denying the atrocities faced by Kashmiri Pandits. In the 1990 Kashmir violence.
Claimed By:BJP leaders
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:BJP leaders
Claim Fact Check:Misleading
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