India is not new to communal violence. With the spread of social media among the masses the problem could easily get worse since in no time the message could reach millions and situation could take an ugly turn. Despite all the measures, sometime the tension could become unavoidable in a deeply traditional society like us.
Recently, a Twitter user shared a video in which a person dressed as a Muslim cleric is seen slapping and abusing an auto driver. The user shared the information that the driver is Hindu. The abuser is accompanied by other people filming the entire incident. Amidst the commotion, it can be heard that the abuser is saying:
‘Say that I am your father and I own your mother.’
Watch the video here:
Muslim cleric asking one innocent Hindu driver that he is his father and he owns his mother.
Is their any limit of imposition?@myogiadityanath
Cc: @Uppolice @dgpup .
I would’ve executed such bastard. pic.twitter.com/3yoZUgF4GD
— रवि शांडिल्य (@arvindkrajiwal) 28 May 2018
The video quickly became viral. The user tagged UP police, and they were very quick to reply and ask for the incident’s location. Here’s the tweet:
Kindly tell us the district and police station.
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) 28 May 2018
The user just shared the video without any knowledge about the location. This is what he replied:
— रवि शांडिल्य (@arvindkrajiwal) 29 May 2018
Soon people started commenting on the post. There were users who quickly raised questions about the authenticity of the video. They commented:
Yea could be fake actors..such videos help further polarization.
Regardless, there is hardly any law n order in the country.
— DeepJyoti (@Shishyoham) 29 May 2018
Or sabse badi bat isko nhi pta ki kha ki ghatna h lekin ye sab pta h ki reason kya h marne ka
— Bhakt Of None (@sunillohra) 29 May 2018
Pls do every1 a favour buddy. When u c such stuff go straight to police let them investigate. Dont post it on whatsapp esp if u dont the source or place of this vdo. This will unnecessarily cause more trouble in already a troubled place.Advertisement— Nilesh Chauhan (@getnchauhan) 29 May 2018
How do you know the victim is Hindu? Or driver even?
The Muslim man’s behaviour was disgusting but there is no reason to say that it was communal.
— Aazeen (@afkirmani) 29 May 2018
The others joined the discussion to condemn the incident and urging the police to take action. Also, they called out the media houses for keeping quite. Read the tweets:
No media will show this because taimur’s toys in more important than this.
— abhay (@Mr_Con5i5tenT) 29 May 2018
This is look like Gujarat.. actually the word Dani.. means .. husband of his mother..@CMOGuj @BJP4Gujarat @GujaratPolice @AhmedabadPolice @tv9gujarati @InfoGujarat .. kindly look into this matter.. this guy dismantling the secular fabric of Gujarat @TajinderBagga @sambitswaraj
— Jignesh Mevani toll (@ANANDTI20714745) 28 May 2018
Rajdeep,burkha,Rubish,ayyub,nidhi will not report this.Ulta hota to ab tak tandav kar diya hota!!
— imKushal (@WaniKushal) 28 May 2018
@Uppolice Kindly look into the matter. Some elements are trying to dismantle the secular fabric of our nation.
— Avinash Verma (@GogoTalks) 28 May 2018
WHERE ARE THE MEDIA HOUSES
— Kantilal Vaghela (@kantivaghela70) 29 May 2018
What do you think about this entire incident? Is it a fabricated video or an evidence of communal intolerance?