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2015 Video Of Desecrated Idols Of Goddess Kaali Passed Off As Recent

2015 Video Of Desecrated Idols Of Goddess Kaali Passed Off As Recent

Facebook posts revive a 2015 video showing desecrated idols of Kaali.

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A four-year -old video of desecrated idols of Goddess Kaali is being shared on social media with a misleading caption barely a month before festivities celebrating Goddess Durga begin.

“Durga idols being prepared for Navratri desecrated in West Bengal,” reads the caption with the viral video.

(Hindi: पश्चिम बंगाल में नवरात्रि के लिए बनाई जा रही माता की मूर्तियों को खंडित किया गया।)

You can watch the video below and access its archived version here.

पश्चिम बंगाल में नवरात्रि के लिए बनाई जा रही माता की मूर्तियों को खंडित किया गया।

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The video shows several broken idols of what seems to be Goddess Kaali. In the background a man can be heard saying, “they have hurt our religious sentiments.”

The video is viral from several Facebook pages and Twitter handles with different captions. Some captions go as far as saying ‘after Kashmir, it’s West Bengal’s turn’.

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four year old idol desecration in bengal
four year old idol desecration in bengal

Fact Check

BOOM ran a reverse image search on one of the frames from the video and traced it back to 2015. The same video had been uploaded on YouTube on November 10, 2015 with the caption ’25 idols of Maa Kali are desecrated at Hooghly, WB’.

BOOM also found the same video, uploaded on a Right Wing page Welcome To Hinduism in 2015, accusing people from Muslim community of desecrating the idols.

25 idols of Maa Kali are desecrated at Hooghly, WB

মমতার রাজত্বে আবারো হিন্দুদের উপর মুসলিমদের আক্রমন। হুগলিতে ২৫ মা কালির দেবীপ্রতীমা রাতের অন্ধকারে ভেঙ্গে দিয়ে গেলো মুসলিমরা। কোথায় আজ অসহিষ্ণুতাপন্থী আর সেকু মাকু গন। জাগো হিন্দু জাগো। নিজেরা না জাগলে কেউ আমাদের মুল্য দেবে না। একবার জেগে ওঠো। দেখবে মমতার মতো নেতারা তোমাদের পিছনে দৌড়োবে। আর হিন্দুদের শত্রুদের ভারতের মাটিতে ঠাই দেওয়া যাবে না। আজই প্রতিজ্ঞা করো মিত্র। ভিডিও টি দেখুন আর শেয়ার করুন।

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We tried looking for news reports on the incident but could find none. BOOM also tried reaching the Hooghly police for more information and the report will updated once we hear from them.

While BOOM could independently not establish where in West Bengal the video was from, we were able to trace it back to 2015.

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Sumit is a fact checker and the News Editor of Boom's Hindi wing. In the six years of his journalistic career, he has worked with the New Indian Express, Times of India and Deccan Chronicle. The dynamic nature of digital media finally made him take the leap from print to online, and don the hat of a digital detective.

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