1. Smriti Irani JNU issue: ‘Fake’ video triggers a Twitter war

Smriti Irani JNU issue: ‘Fake’ video triggers a Twitter war

An allegation that a close associate of HRD Minister Smriti Irani had circulated some videos of JNU students, which were later found to be doctored, became the centre of a raging war on Twitter. The HRD Minister's office also distanced themselves from the person saying she was not associated with them in any official capacity.

By: | Published: March 2, 2016 9:33 PM

An allegation that a close associate of HRD Minister Smriti Irani had circulated some videos of JNU students, which were later found to be doctored, became the centre of a raging war on Twitter. The HRD Minister’s office also distanced themselves from the person saying she was not associated with them in any official capacity.

While there were many tweets alleging that the minister’s associate had circulated the doctored videos, there was an equally vociferous group defending her saying she was being unfairly targetted by some parties in order to hit at the HRD minister.

A Delhi government-ordered forensic probe of certain video clippings of the controversial JNU event has found that two videos were “manipulated” where voices of persons not present in the clips were added.

It is learnt that out of seven videos sent by the Delhi government to the Hyderabad-based Truth Labs, two have been found to be tampered with while the rest were authentic.

According to the allegations on twitter, some of these videos had been circulated by the person closely associated with the minister.

When contacted, HRD ministry officials said the person, against whom allegations were being made was not associated with them in any official capacity.

“Last year the said person had been offered a three months job as consultant with the ministry. Certain norms related to academic qualification were also relaxed to allow her to take the job.

“However since she did not accept the offer, naturally even if she has circulated anything in her personal capacity, it is a closed chapter for the ministry,” the official in the Smriti Irani-led ministry said.

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    Vijaya Kumar Marla
    Mar 3, 2016 at 1:11 am
    Truth shall prevail. But here we find a typical cinema script of powerful evil forces vs. good clashing. That the Sangh Parivar are past masters in deception and false propaa throughout their existence, their cowardice in tendering apology letters to the British to escape punishment, spreading malicious rumors to stroke communal hatred is well established in history. The can not tolerate democratic debate and resort to abuses, when cornered. Those that never lifted their finger for the nation's freedom struggle are calling all others anti-nationals, while they are selling our economy and nation's defense to USA. They are characterized by a lack of intellect and act like preprogrammed robots, spouting the lies inculcated in them in their shakas. Take any intellectual on the Left and compare with any Sanghi ideologue. You can see the glaring difference in the quality of the Sanghi's. The Leftist stream had produced eminent intellectuals such as Rahul Sankrutyayan, DD Kosambi, Debi Prasad Chatopadhyaya, Romilla Thapar,.. the list is endless. Theese Sanghis are good only at spreading lies and hurling abuses - typical of stormtroopers.
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