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No, This Poster Is Not From A Protest At Aligarh Muslim University

No, This Poster Is Not From A Protest At Aligarh Muslim University

BOOM found that the poster was from a protest in London outside the Indian High Commission and not from AMU, Uttar Pradesh.

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A poster calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘the dracula of Kashmir’ is being shared online with the false claim that students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) had put up the poster in protest against the removal of Article 370 in Kashmir.

The Hindi text of the tweet by a Ajit Doval fan club account translates to the following.

“According to sources, students of Aligarh Muslim University have put up such posters in protest against the removal of Section 370. What is the use of teaching such people whose thoughts are so heinous? UP Chief Minister @myogioffice I request to those who put up these posters to be treated properly.”

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(Original tweet – सूत्रों के अनुसार अलीगढ़ मुस्लिम यूनिवर्सिटी के छात्रों ने धारा 370 हटाने के विरोध में इस तरह के पोस्टर लगाए हैं। क्या फायदा ऐसे लोगों को पढ़ाने का जिनकी सोच ऐसी जघन्य हो? उप्र के मुख्यमंत्री श्री @myogioffice जी से निवेदन है कि जिन्होंने ये पोस्टर लगाए हैं उनका ठीक से इलाज हो)

The tweet has gained around 418 retweets and one thousand likes while writing the article.

Aligarh Police tweeted debunking the claim that any such poster was put up by AMU students in Aliagarh, Uttar Pradesh.

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Poster from a protest in London

We searched with the keywords ‘Modi dracula’ on Facebook and found videos of protests outside the Indian High Commission in London on August 15, 2019 where the poster can be spotted.

On August 15, 2019, protests were held outside the Indian High Commission in London, where protesters held flags of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir and posters against the abolition of article 370 in Kashmir.

In the Facebook video uploaded on August 16, 2019 one can spot the same poster, and images of protesters with Pakistani flags.

Another Facebook video uploaded on August 15, 2019, one can spot a man taking in front of the same poster.

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Claim Review : Students Of Aligarh Muslim University Put Up Poster Which Reads, "Modi The Dracula Of Kashmir"

Fact Check : FALSE

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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

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