The Battleground for Victory

The Battleground for Victory

Current Events
The results for Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat Elections 2017 are out and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has overruled the states but by meager numbers. During the exit poll, it was quite a tensed situation and difficult to foresee the upcoming ruling party. Nonetheless, the efforts made during the campaigns have resulted in big wins. Post the result declaration, a parliamentary board meeting was held of the winning party, where our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi tweeted "The victory in Gujarat is special. Starting from 1989, people of Gujarat have been blessing BJP in every Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha election. It is an honour to be serving Gujarat for so many years. We will continue to work for Gujarat’s growth" Just a throwback at the campaigns done by the two…
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Hazards of Misleading Information on Social Media

Hazards of Misleading Information on Social Media

Current Events
2013 – A forwarded Whatsapp video of the lynching of a two year old boy sparked riots in Muzzaffarnagar, India. While the video recording was of an incident in Pakistan, it was promoted as Hindu- Muslim rivalry act here. 2017 – On the suspicion of child lifting, nine people were killed in Jharkhand in three days. This was after a Whatsapp message was being circulated with the message below: (Transcripted in English) ...Suspected child lifters are carrying sedatives, injections, spray, cotton and small towels. They speak Hindi, Bangla and Malyali. If you happen to see any stranger near your house immediately inform local police as he could be a member of the child lifting gang,” The youth groups based in tribal-dominated East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts, received whatsapp messages of…
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