Subramanian Swamy, the notorious maverick, is once again up to a dirty mischief for which he is well-known. This man who has traveled from the JP Movement to BJP, is now busy intensifying the divide between Hindus and Muslims by spreading communal hatred. Recently, he has put up a picture on his Facebook page of some people with sticks apparently assaulting each other. Mr Subramanian Swamy has captioned this photograph (without naming the source of the photograph) by the following text:
“Hindus being assaulted by Muslims in Bangladesh. Hindus are now 8% of Bangladesh population (were 28% in 1941)”
A friend of TruthOfGujarat, Mr Younus SK, who spotted the brazen lie of Dr Swamy of faking the photograph sent us a link to the original source of the picture which was published in Washington Post. We have put the two pictures in a side-by-side collage for easy comparison.
Swamy obviously wants to instigate his followers by spreading the lie that the picture shows that Muslims are beating up Hindus, but in reality, the original picture shows the opposition party activists assaulting the voters who were participating in the general elections since Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the opposition party, had boycotted the polls. As Washington Post has pointed out, the police had to fire repeatedly to permit the voters to vote.
It is true that the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), like their counterparts RSS in India, is engaged in the same dirty business of spreading communal hatred by attacking the minority community of Hindus who are primarily the supporters of the Ruling Party – Awami League. However the picture posted by Dr Swamy is not the photograph of any such conflict.
Surely Dr Swamy would not stoop so low as Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) of Bangladesh by spreading communal hatred amongst his followers by planting pictures with false captions. Mr Swamy should know that in India it amounts to a criminal offence under Section 153(A) of the IPC.