Twitter user Harshit Mittal tweeted two pictures in which Muslim youth are seen to damage the Amar Jawan Memorial. Actress Swara Bhaskar, quoting the tweet, described the picture as ‘poor photoshop’.
What is truth
These photos are original and not photoshopped. These photos were taken in 2012 when the Raza Academy, a Mumbai-based Sufi organization, organized violent demonstrations in Mumbai to show unity with the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.
How to investigate
By cropping a part of the photo and doing reverse image search, Mid-day A news report appeared on August 29, 2012. Both these photographs were present in this report. Credit was given to photographer Atul Kamble for the photographs.
According to the report, one of those who damaged the Amar Jawan Memorial was identified as Abdul Qadir Mohammad Yunus Ansari, who was arrested 18 days after the violence.
Times Fact Check even before this one linked to these photos Fact check Has done when they were shared stating demonstrations against CAA.
Times Fact Check has found that Swara Bhaskar has dubbed the original photos of Muslim youths damaged by the Amar Jawan Memorial as fake.
However, after much troll, Swara deleted her tweet and made a correction tweet.
– Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) November 17, 2020