Haryana BJP leader Vijeta Malik was caught spreading fake news on social media as she shared a picture of a woman being undressed as a crowd watched on, reports India Today. The picture was actually a scene from the Bhojpuri movie Aurat Khilona Nahi, which starred BJP MP and party's Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari. The post has now been deleted.
In her post, Malik expressed concern about the situation of Hindus in West Bengal where communal tensions are running high. She asked why no one is saying anything, why no awards are being returned and why no one is talking of leaving the country. She further said that since the Mamata Banerjee government is sitting idle, the Centre must take some strong steps.
Malik's social media profile says that she is ‘a Haryana State Executive Member of BJP’. She lists her political views as 'very liberal'.
West Bengal has been hit by communal tensions after clashes had broken out between members of two communities at Baduria in the Basirhat sub-division of North 24 Parganas district earlier this week over an "objectionable" Facebook post by a youth.
The situation in riot-hit Basirhat in North 24 Paraganas district showed signs of improvement on Friday with no untoward incident reported, even as internet services remained suspended and the police and paramilitary forces intensified their patrol.
A campaign was undertaken by the state administration for the restoration of peace in the troubled areas.
Security personnel continued to march in the riot-hit areas of the district while internet services in and around the area continued to remain suspended, a senior state government official said.
The police inspector in charge of Basirhat, Nasim Akhtar, has been transferred by the administration.
An appeal was made by the state administration to all political parties not to enter the affected areas where prohibitory orders are in force. Ignoring Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's appeal, BJP, Left and Congress delegations tried to visit the affected areas in Basirhat, about 80 km from Kolkata, but were stopped by the police.
The West Bengal government said the situation was under control in Baduria, Swarupnagar, Deganga and Basirhat, which had witnessed violence. Locals chose to stay indoors with shops, markets and schools remaining closed and the transportation badly hit.
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Updated Date: Jul 08, 2017 11:49:09 IST