Clip of Farmers Thrashing BJP MLA Viral as Shia Leader Wasim Rizvi
The video shows farmers thrashing BJP MLA Arun Narang while he was addressing a press conference.
A video of angry farmers thrashing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Arun Narang in Punjab is being shared on social media as that of former UP Shia Shia Waqf Board chairman, Syed Wasim Rizvi, who recently moved the Supreme Court seeking removal of 26 verses from the Quran.
The aforementioned video is massively viral on Facebook with a claim which reads: “Waseem Rizvi ki halat ko dekho (Look at the condition of Waseem Rizvi).”
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Wasim Rizvi, the former Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board chairman recently courted controversy for filing a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking the removal of 26 verses from the Quran, which he alleges “teach violence”. However, there were no news reports of Rizvi being beaten up by protesters.
According to these reports, the video shows angry farmers thrashing BJP MLA Arun Narang. As per a report by NDTV, “when Abohar legislator Arun Narang reached Malout along with local leaders to address a press conference, they got surrounded by a group of protesting farmers and black ink was thrown at them.”
Later, Even Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh took to Twitter to condemn the attack.
Clearly, an unrelated video of protesting farmers attacking a BJP legislator is being shared as that of former UP Shia Central Waqf Board chairman, Wasim Rizvi.
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