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False Claim that Graves of Children are Being Dug up in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
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False Claim that Graves of Children are Being Dug up in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh

In today’s age of social media, news spreads like wildfire, and unfortunately, sometimes, misinformation and fake news can have serious consequences. Recently, a concerning incident took place in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, where a news report published by Dainik Bhaskar made a shocking claim. According to the report, in the crematorium area of Gwaripura Kudari village, soil was being excavated, leading to the damage and removal of the graves of 5 children. This news quickly caught the attention of people, causing widespread panic and outrage in the region.

Misleading Links and the Incident in Detail:

The news article that created the uproar had claimed that murum (a type of soil) was being mined from the crematorium in Kudari village. It further alleged that tombstones were broken, and the graves of 5 innocent children were dug up, adding a heart-wrenching twist to the story. The article had spread like wildfire across social media platforms, Bhaskar local news leading readers to the fabricated report.

Fact Checking by D-Intent and the Results:

Amidst the escalating situation, D-Intent, a fact-checking organization, stepped in to investigate the authenticity of the news. They thoroughly examined the claims made in the Dainik Bhaskar report and uncovered the truth. Sagar’s Collector, in response to the alarming situation, tweeted a clarification stating that during the inspection, no prima facie evidence of new mining was found at the crematorium site. Additionally, the villagers confirmed to the officials that there had been no excavation at the location for the past two years. This fact-checking tweet and its archived version (4) debunked the false claims and provided relief to the worried communities.

Intent Behind the Misinformation:

The incident in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, highlights a disturbing trend where media outlets, for whatever reason, are circulating news with false claims. The misleading report not only caused unnecessary panic among the people living in the region but also disrupted peace and harmony. The intention behind such misinformation is unclear, but it certainly raises concerns about the ethics and responsibility of media houses.

Conclusion:

It is crucial for us as consumers of news and information to remain vigilant and verify the credibility of the news sources before sharing or reacting to any piece of information. Fact-checking organizations like D-Intent play a vital role in ensuring that the truth prevails over falsehoods. As we navigate the digital age, let us remember that responsible media reporting and fact-based journalism are the pillars of a well-informed and united society.

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