JNU Update: Smriti Irani’s former close aide behind doctored video of Kanhaiya Kumar?

New Delhi: The forensic reports have revealed that three out of seven video clips that show students allegedly raising anti-national slogans at the Jawahar Lal Nehru (JNU) were doctored.
Meanwhile, some reports claim that these videos of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and other accused students were uploaded on the internet by a close aide of Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani.
According to India Today investigation, the forensic report revealed that the tapes uploaded on the internet which were also used by various television channels were tampered. The preliminary reports have been submitted to Delhi government by Truth Labs.
Another thing that has come to light during the turn of events is that one of the tampered videos was sourced from Shilpi Tiwari who is considered a close aide of Smriti Irani. She was the campaign manager of Irani during the Lok Sabha election when the HRD minister was contesting from Amethi.
The URL address from where the video was sourced indicated ‘shilpitiwari.’ She is already known as someone who follows the Sangh ideology and also actively trolls people on Twitter speaking against the government.
According to another media report, being a close aide of Irani, she was appointed as her consultant at the salary of Rs 35,000 per month. “Abrupt changes were found in the pitch and the intensity contours….indicating that the recording is not authentic,” the forensic report claims.

The first video was named as Q1 and titled as ‘Kanhaiya caught shouting anti-India slogans.’ This clip reportedly came from YouTue and was later used by several news channels.

This, the channels had said provided clinching proof of Kanhaiya’s involvement in anti-national sloganeering.

Second video, named as Q2, according to India Today, was picked up from a URL address ‘shilpitewari.’

Shilpi Tiwari

The meeting note below is now being widely shared on twitter in the wake of new revelation of Tewari’s alleged involvement in doctoring Kanhaiya video.


In its conclusion, the forensic report has said that ‘abrupt changes were found in the pitch and the intensity contours….indicating that the recording is not authentic.”

Indian Express reported that three out of the seven video clips of the alleged ‘anti-national’ sloganeering in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on 9 February, examined by the Delhi government, had been found to be ‘doctored.

The video samples were sent by the Delhi government to Truth Lab in Hyderabad. On 13 February, the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi had ordered the District Magistrate in the capital to file a factual report about the incident, following conflicting claims of different parties shouting allegedly anti-national slogans on the JNU campus.

Tiwari has since then deleted her twitter account and gone underground.

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