Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma is currently embroiled in controversy. In fact, a lot of information has come out recently. According to the information received, campaigns were launched against India with many misinformation about her remarks on Prophet Muhammad. And in this case, now a new revelation has been made from the report of the Digital Forensic Research and Analytics Center. In fact, it has recently come to light that one of the major sources of these anti-India operations is from Pakistan. Not only this, but the report has identified special handles and Twitter hashtags in this regard.
Nupur Sharma’s comment on Prophet Muhammad during the live television debate sparked an international controversy, as many Muslim countries raised the issue with India. There was also an appeal to boycott Indian products in these countries. While the BJP suspended Nupur Sharma from the party’s primary membership, the Centre said Nupur Sharma’s remarks did not reflect the government’s stand. Now the report that has come out has claimed that many social media users spread fake news by sharing fake screenshots during this time.
One of the most viral was the claim that English cricketer Moin Munir Ali has appealed for a boycott of the Indian Premier League. He has demanded an apology from Nupur Sharma. This claim was false. It also claimed that The Grand Mufti of Oman Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al-Khalil has announced a boycott of Indian products, while he criticised Nupur Sharma’s remarks, but it is misleading to claim that he started to boycott India trend.
During the controversy, the profiles of those who interacted with the trending hashtag on Twitter were examined. In such a situation, it was found that more than 7,000 accounts were from Pakistan and about 3,000 users were from Saudi Arabia. 2,500 were from India, 1,400 were from Egypt and more than 1,000 were from the US and Kuwait.