Anti-social elements continue to target the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) through fake news and propaganda, in a latest on April 8, 2022, few of these elements, especially Islamists, took to social media to claim that the RSS is conspiring to ‘entrap’ Muslim women in India.
The conspirators used a fake letter, bearing the letterhead of the RSS, asking Hindu men to trick Muslim women into their love trap. This fake copies of the letter was circulated by Islamist forces on social media, especially on Twitter with the hashtag ‘Bhagwa_Love_Trap.’
The letter, falsely attributed to the RSS, also vowed to provide a 15-day training programme to help teach Hindus to entrap Muslim women.
According to the OSINT handle ‘D-Intent Data’ reported by OP India, AIMIM supporter Shahavaj Anjum Siddiquee was the first to post the screenshots of the fake letter.
It also found discrepancies in the logo of the RSS, printed on the letter. “Upon research, we found an original statement of RSS on a news portal website, upon closely observing we found that logo is different than original,” the Twitter handle said.
“Also we visited RSS official website and other social media platforms, no such statement is available. Mainly, fake letter doesn’t contain any official stamp or signatory from RSS,” D-Intent Data emphasised. The OSINT handle sought the immediate intervention of the law enforcement authorities into the matter.
“@Uppolice @DelhiPolice this handle has forged RSS letterhead without date/undersigned with absolutely fake and communally charged matter,” tweeted The Hawk Eye (@thehawkeyex), while quoting fake tweet by Irfanulla Turkei (@IrfanTurkei).
Notably, earlier, Dr Ashok Dubey, Prant Prachar Pramukh of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Awadh Prant, filed a complaint against three prominent newspapers for spreading fake news about the RSS at Hajratganj police station, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. These media houses had claimed that RSS would construct its second headquarters on 100 acres of land in Ayodhya, covering an area 100 times larger than Nagpur.