Amid protests against former Bharatiya Janata Party’s spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, a social media user from Bangladesh shared a claim that India has been removed from the security council of United Nations. The post was shared multiple times, and people appreciated the removal of India.
(Screenshot from Facebook post)
In order to verify the claim, we searched for keywords “India dropped from UN security council” and came across the official website of UN Security Council, a report titled ” Five Countries Elected to the UN Security Council (Translated) ” was published on the official website of the United Nations on 9th June 2022. The report states that the five new members of the UN Security Council, elected on 9th June 2022, will replace India, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico and Norway, all of which will assume their responsibilities by the end of this year. Five countries, including India, have been dropped from the UN Security Council. They are replaced by Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland. News Reuters.
Dropping India from the UN Security Council has no links with derogatory remarks about the Prophet made by Nupur Sharma.
(Screenshot from United Nations website)
Our fact-check confirmed that social media users, devout Muslims and representatives of the Muslim world have reacted angrily to the offensive remarks made by Nupur Sharma about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The incident has led to a flurry of information about India, spreading this particular fake news is a part of it.
ABCDE Framework-Based Analysis
|Actor||Independent social media accounts are spreading misinformation across social media platforms.|
|Behavior||Removal of India from United Nations security council was linked with Nupur Sharma’s statements against Prophet Muhammad.|
|Content||Social media posts.|
|Degree||The fake news was shared to celebrate the removal of India as a punishment for the derogatory remarks made about Prophet Muhammad. The news is not fake itself but removing India from the UN Security Council has no links with derogatory remarks.|
|Effect||The post was widely shared on social media platforms in Bangladesh to celebrate the removal of India. Users congratulated each other and applauded the United Nations for the decision.|