Few photos are making rounds on social media showing people demolishing a statue, it is being claimed that the photos are the CCTV proof of the Vidyasagar status destruction that took place in West Bengal during Amit Shah’s rally.
The caption read- “CCTV फुटेज में साफ दिख रहा है
#विद्यासागर जी की मूर्ति को #टीएमसी के मुल्ले तोड़ रहे हैं #घटिया_राजनीती और इल्जाम BJP पर…. #ममता_बनर्जी_की_गुंडागर्दी #KolkataViolence”
(Translation- It is clearly visible in CCTV footage, TMC is destructing the statue of Vidyasagar and they’re blaming BJP. The politics has been done by Mamata Banerjee. #KolkataViolence)
We found more pictures with similar claims-
When our team of fact-checkers checked the claim, we found out that the claim is FAKE.
When we put the pictures through Reverse Image Search, we found a news article dated March 2, 2015 on WSJ.
We found a video of the incident in the article, it shows Islamic State militants destroying ancient Assyrian artifacts inside a Mosul museum, Iraq
Hence, the above information proves that the claim is FAKE.
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