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Video of fresher’s day celebration is viral as Muslim students celebrating the death of General Bipin Rawat

Written by Sahban

After the tragic death of Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Forces Bipin Rawat in an IAF’s helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu, a video of a fresher’s day celebration by the students is viral as Muslim students celebrating the death of General Bipin Rawat.

A Malayalam media has reported that Muslim students from Coimbatore were celebrating the death of Bipin Rawat.(The video is still not taken down by the channel). The video clip is viral on social media too.

A Twitter user @yogeshDharmSena shared the video with a caption that reads “Celebrations in Kerala College campus on the passing away of CDS, Kerala slowly turning into another Kashmir. This is .5 Front War which Gen Rawat said.”Archived |Twitter

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Another Twitter user @ssingapuri shared the video with same caption. ArchivedTwitter

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Another Twitter user @Nallavan6666 shared the video with a caption in Tamil that reads “குன்னூர் ஊட்டி ஒட்டிய பகுதிகளில் முஸ்லிம் ஆண்கள் ஹாஸ்டகளில் நமது ராணுவ தளபதி இறப்பை கொண்டாடி மகிழ்ந்திருக்கின்றனர். “Which translates “In the areas adjacent to Coonoor Ooty, Muslim men are celebrating the death of our Army Commander in hostels.”Archived

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The video is also viral on Facebook too. Click here, here, here, hereand here  to view.

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FactO check:

With a related keyword search, we found an article by The Hindu with a title “Coimbatore college seeks action against portal for misrepresenting party as celebrating General Rawat’s death”

(Source:The Hindu/Screenshot)

A. Muralidharan, director of Nehru Group of Institutions, said the video, which the portal showed as visuals of DJ party, was that of the freshers’ day programme organised by hostel students on December 7, a day before the tragic crash.

“The video of the freshers’ day programme held on our campus has been misused. The portal has defamed our institution and other colleges in Coimbatore by spreading false news that DJ parties were organised in men’s hostels to celebrate the crash. We have already conveyed the matter to Coimbatore City Police and sought action against the portal, Karma News. A formal complaint will be lodged on Monday,” he said.

Conclusion:

Video of fresher’s day celebration is shared as Muslim students celebrating the death of General Bipin Rawat.

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Sahban

Specialized in media monitoring, analysis, and research associate at FactO. Email: sahbanzar@factonews.co

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