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Did the Arabic media house spread misleading news on the cleric’s murder in India? Read Fact Check:

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Twitter has a ‘Meme Magazine’ named handle called (@MeemMagazine). This handle is posted in the Arabic language in the context of news and world events. This account has more than 2 lakh followers. According to the information given on their website, MeemMagazine also has accounts on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. 

@MeemMagazine handle has posted news about an incident that took place in the Siwan district of Bihar, India. The tweet in Arabic translates to English with the help of Google Translation- “A heinous crime in the midst of complete silence! Muslim imam sleeping in the mosque before dawn prayers killed by Hindu extremists! #JusticeForSiwanMaulvi”

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Source: Twitter

A video has also been uploaded with this tweet, in which India’s Hindu Right is shown taking a violent oath. When the DFRAC team examined @MeemMagazine’s Facebook page, it was revealed that it operates from Tunisia, Turkey, Libya, and the United Kingdom. 

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Fact Check:

To analyze the [email protected]’s claim, the team of DFRAC searched some keywords on Google. We found reports from Dainik Jagran and Dainik Bhaskar in this regard. According to Bhaskar’s report- “The cleric was killed by miscreants by slitting his neck in Khalispur Mosque under Mofussil police station area last night. The deceased has been identified as 85-year-old Safi Ahmed, a resident of Khalispur. There is panic in the village since this incident of murder in the mosque. In this case, the police said that the needle of suspicion goes to the stripe. Mofussil police station in-charge Vinod Kumar Singh said an FIR would be registered on the basis of Tahrir. He was having a dispute with the Patidars. ” 

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Source: Dainik Bhaskar

At the same time, dainik jagran’s report has been told in the context of the incident of deceased Safi Ahmed that – “Maulvi Safi Ahmed was having a dispute with the Patidar. That’s why they had only one room. He lived in a joint house with his brothers. A few days ago, he was asked to vacate the room for two days. But two days later, it was locked when he wanted to go to the room. It was said it would not open. His son was threatened with death if he resisted. The matter also went to the panchayat. But they did not listen to the panchayat. He had lodged an FIR. Due to the same room here, the son and family lived in it. The cleric slept in the mosque itself. He was stabbed to death early in the morning.”

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Source: Dainik Jagran

Conclusion:
It is clear from the fact check of DFRAC that there is no communal angle in the incident of Siwan in Bihar. Therefore, the claim of @MeemMagazine is wrong. 

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