Lucknow| Many media outfits of the country have come out with a claim that the people of Tablighi Jamaat quarantined in Saharanpur have been asking for non-vegetarian food and defecated in open. The news was published in leading news paper “Amar Ujala” and also shared on it’s facebook wall. A similar kind of story also appeared in famous Hindi Daily, “Patrika”.
The report has cited Sub Divisional Magistrate SN Sharma as the source of the information which states that the people quarantined in Jain Inter College have been asking for meat items in food. The report further claims that the Jamatis created a ruckus, and were silenced by officials and surveillance was increased in the college.
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A local media outlet, News 1 India picked up the story and shared it on micro blogging social media platform, Twitter, claiming that the Tablighi Jamaat people were asking for mutton biryani.
Saharanpur police replied to this tweet using its official twitter handle and claimed the story to be fake. This has raised serious questions on the claims of leading national newspapers, if they are publishing wrong news in some pressure, or trying to give a twist to normal news.
— Saharanpur Police (@saharanpurpol) April 5, 2020