A video is being shared on social media claiming it is the visuals of Indore collector’s strong response to Muslims who allegedly raised anti-India slogans in Ujjain. The man in the video is seen challenging anti-nationals to spend a few days in Taliban-occupied Afghanistan and warns that whoever raises anti-India slogans will be crushed by the government. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video showing Indore collector’s controversial statements against Muslims for allegedly raising anti-national slogans in Ujjain.
Fact: The man making these statements against Muslims in the video is Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma, not the collector of Indore. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
On reverse image search of the screenshots of the video and by searching with relevant keywords on the internet, a video with similar visuals was found published by the ‘ETV Bharat’ official Facebook handle on 23 August 2021. ‘ETV Bharat’ reported it as the visuals of Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma making controversial comments against Muslims for allegedly raising anti-national slogans in Ujjain.
Reporting the complete details, ‘ETV Bharat’ and ‘Jan Satta’ published articles in August 2021. Responding to a matter of anti-national slogans raised by some people during the Muharram celebration in Ujjain, Rameshwar Sharma told media, “If you had your mother’s milk, spend a few days living in Taliban ruled Afghanistan and show. This country will be run by the constitution made by Babasaheb. Whoever raises anti-India slogans will be crushed. Those who like Taliban must go to Taliban.”
The present collector of the Indore district in Madhya Pradesh is Dr. Ilayaraja T (IAS). On comparing the images of Rameshwar Sharma and of Indore Collector Ilayaraja, it can be confirmed that the man making controversial statements against the Muslims in the video is BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma, not the collector of Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district.
To sum it up, the man making controversial statements against Muslims in the video is Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma, not the collector of Indore.