Shajapur, MP— Illegal House Of Stone Pelters Bulldozed By Authorities, Propagandists Circulate False Claims: Fact-Check

A minority community in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has been accused of religious persecution based on a video depicting a house being bulldozed.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @HateDetectors tweeted “An incidence of stone pelting had happened in #MadhyaPradesh‘s #Shajapur on Monday during a #RamPheriYatra when miscreants were shouting provocative slogans near a Masjid at around 8.30 pm. Following the incidence #MPPolice had booked case against 25 men from #Muslim community and taking action further the district administration has bulldozed house of Rahim Patel. The Muslim community alleges that no action was taken against the people of other miscreants who created tense situation during Yatra.” on Jan 12, 2024. The tweet has received an about more than 2k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @AsianDigest, @ItsKhan_Saba, @IAMCHindi, Kashif Arsalaan (“@KashifArsalaan“), @007AliSohrab, @KashifKakvi also made the same claim that at a Ram Pheri yatra in Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh, miscreants were hurling stones at a mosque while yelling anti-Muslim slogans. After the incident, police filed charges against 25 members of the Muslim community. The district administration then proceeded bulldozing Rahim Patel’s home. The Muslim community claims that those who caused tension during Yatra of other miscreants went unpunished. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The main accused in the case of stone-pelting during a religious Yatra in the Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh actually owned this illegal house. He and other accused parties involved in the religious violence were named in a formal complaint filed. All other miscreants involved in the violence will face consequences after an investigation is completed. Propagandists make false claims, which is misleading.

naidunia published an article on this incident on Jan 11, 2024 with the headline “Shajapur News: श्रीराम सायं फेरी पर पथराव करने वाले मुख्‍य आरोपित के मकान को बुलडोजर से गिराया”. To get more clarification and details about this incident, we also visited aajtak which posted the article with the headline” शाजापुर: राम फेरी पर पथराव के मुख्य आरोपी के घर चला बुलडोजर” on Jan 11, 2024. These articles clarifies that the propagandists made false claims about this incident.


D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating videos with false claims to justify criminal activities in the name of religion. A video that shows a house being bulldozed has been projected as religious persecution of a minority community in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This illegal house actually belonged to the main accused in the Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh case involving stone-throwing during a religious yatra. Along with other suspects connected to the religious violence, a formal complaint was filed against him. A thorough investigation is underway, and all other perpetrators of the violence will face consequences. The assertions put forth by propagandists are false.

Conclusion:

Fact : The true story is that the main accused in the Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh’s stone-pelting case owned this illegal house. He and the other suspects in the religious violence were named in a formal complaint filed. Any other miscreants involved in the violence will face consequences from the investigation that is currently underway. Propagandists exaggerate their false claims.

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