The social media site X (formerly Twitter) has a user named “Queen of Bundelkhand” (@Queen_Bundela). This user has around 39,800 followers. So far 10.5K tweets have been made from this Twitter ID. Multiple fake and misleading information is shared through this account.
Here we are providing fact check of 3 fake news shared by this account.
“Queen of Bundelkhand” has shared a graphical poster. The text in this poster is written – “Mahatma Gandhi’s opinion on Abdul Rashid who murdered Swami Shraddhanand. Murder took place on 23 December 1926 in Delhi. ‘Just because Muslims convert Hindus to Islam does not mean that Swami Shraddhanand should get those Muslims returned to the Hindu religion.Abdul Rashid had to kill Swami to protect Islam. Abdul did nothing wrong. I consider Abdul as my brother. I will advocate on behalf of Abdul Bhai. It is wrong to mourn the killing of Swami.”
The DFRAC team searched some keywords in DFRAC’s fact check library to investigate the viral infographic. We found that “Queen of Bundelkhand” had earlier posted this infographic in January 2023. At that time also our team had fact checked the claim.
The fact check posted on DFRAC website on January 9, 2023 states that when Mahatma Gandhi was on his way to attend the Congress session held in Guwahati, he was informed about the assassination of Swami Shraddhanand through telegram. I went. In this session, Mahatma Gandhi had paid tribute to Swami Shraddhanand and described Swami Shraddhanand as a martyr and a true hero.
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@Queen_Bundela shared a video and wrote – “Shiv temple was demolished in Andhra Pradesh to widen the road, the tomb was not even touched. Are all equal in secular governance?”
The library of DFRAC was searched in the context of this video. We found a fact check done on 26 October 2022 in our library. According to this fact check, the video is of the development work done at Sri Vijayeshwar Temple in Vijayawada. Other parts of the temple were demolished to increase the area of the temple and to renovate it.
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Queen of Bundelkhand has shared the photo of Congress leader Akhilesh Pratap Singh, on which he has written a statement – “Threat of a Congressman. Congress ‘chamcha’ Akhilesh Pratap Singh said that if the Congress wins just once, then they will be forced to offer good prayers.
DFRAC team searched on Google in the context of Akhilesh Pratap Singh’s statement. We could not find any such statement in any credible media. At the same time, a search was also done on YouTube in the context of the statement, but there too no such statement of Akhilesh Pratap Singh was found.
DFRAC’s fact check reveals that all the three claims made by the “Queen of Bundelkhand” are false. Our investigation also revealed that this Twitter ID named “Queen of Bundelkhand” has been continuously publishing fake and misleading information.