Wrong video caption claims Indian Madrasa Ghazwa-e-Hind is training Muslim children to use guns; Fact Check

A video claiming that an outfit called “Ghazwa-e-Hind” is training Muslim children in an Indian madrasa to use guns. It said, “If madrasas are not closed, then India will soon become Pakistan”. It is being widely shared on WhatsApp and Twitter with a similar claim.

The video depicts children being trained in using pistols and rifles. The 1.42 minutes video shows children firing these arms, adding credence to the claim. The caption in Hindi reads:”गजवा ऐ हिन्द के लिऐ , मदरसे में तैयार किए जा रहे मुस्लिम नौनिहाल…मदरसे बंद नहीं हुऐ तो भारत जल्दी ही बनेगा पाकिस्तान.” [English Translation: For “Ghazwa-e-Hind”, Muslim children are being prepared in the madrasa. If madrasas are not closed, then India will soon become Pakistan]

A Twitter user wrote, “माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री@himantabiswa @CMOfficeAssam आपने मदरसे जो बंद करके अच्छा काम किया है नहीं तो इसमें ऐसी ट्रेनिंग दी जाती है मदरसे में छात्र उच्च शिक्षा प्राप्त करते हुए @HMOIndia.” [English Translation: Honorable Chief Minister Shri@himantabiswa. @CMOfficeAssam, you have done an excellent job by closing the madrasa. Otherwise, such training is given to the students in the madrasa while pursuing higher education @HMOIndia.”

Fact Check

When our team checked for the original video using some frames of the video, the results showed that it was taken from a video uploaded on Youtueb by AlJazeera’s news channel with its logo in the corner. This documentary talks in part about the children that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) use as tools for propaganda and war. The documentary features children as young as 5-year-old from the Kunar province of Afghanistan who were trained to fight for the ISIL. The documentary details how the children were brainwashed by the organisation.

Claim: An old video was used to claim that Indian madrasa are training young children in using guns and pistols.

Conclusion: The video was not from India and there is no evidence so far about the Indian madrasas training young children in using weapons. Hence, the claim is false.

Rating: Misrepresentation —

 

About Arun Nag

Arun is with Digiteye India since the beginning as the main source for re-writing stories and for re-checking the facts and images. He writes on general and political issues. He can be reached at admin@digiteye.in or softmediahub@gmail.com

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