Surat (Gujarat), Aug 20: A sweet shop in Gujarat’s Surat is selling sweets worth rupees 9000 per kilogram before the upcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan. These sweets are covered with gold leaf and are in huge demand these days.

Generally the sweets have silver work, which are sold starting from 300/- to 350/- per kg in the market. But this time, before Raksha Bandhan, a sweet shop in Surat is selling sweets with gold work on them. Shop named 24 Carats Mithai Magic, came up with this idea of gold work on sweets and they are getting very good response from the customers.

These sweets known as ‘Gold Sweets’ are the centre of attraction for all the customers who enter the shop. Sisters are ordering these “Gold Sweets” for their brothers for Rakshabandhan. As per the shop owner, the gold work on sweets is good for health which is the reason why people are buying the same.

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Around June 1, a five-minute video of an interview of a woman recorded in the style of an exposé went viral. The woman appears to be an office-bearer and is sitting behind a desk. She says, “These people are terrorists and we are giving them VIP treatment… we are exhausting our resources on them, getting our doctors ill for them…we are using 100 test kits per day on them, if they didn’t exist we wouldn’t need the kits… these people should be hit and kept in solitary confinement… Can’t Yogi ji give an order that state’s resources won’t be used on them.. we are sacrificing Rs 100 crores of the nation for these 20 crores.” The population of Muslims in India is approximately 20 crores.

A mic with the logo of ‘News इंडिया 1’ can be seen in the video. The interviewers behind the camera are trying to gain an official statement from the woman for their news bulletin. As per social media claims, the woman being interviewed is Aarti Lalchandani, the principal of GVSM Medical College, Kanpur.

Fact-check:

The social media claims are true. The person in the video is indeed Aarti Lalchandani, the principal of GVSM Medical College in Kanpur. On June 1, several media outlets published a report about the viral video including The Hindu and The Indian Express.

According to The Hindu, “Lalchandani first said that the video was “morphed” and that she did not refer to any community or target Muslims. But in the same breath, she also admitted that she made the comments as a vent during the initial days of the COVID-19 crisis in Kanpur.”

She told both the publications that the local journalist who leaked the video tried to blackmail her and extort administrative favors. However, speaking with Alt News, Lalchandani said that she wasn’t aware of the clip’s existence until it became viral on social media. It is unclear how she could possibly be blackmailed over something that wasn’t in her notice. Moreover, she was unable to provide any evidence of the same.

Omar Rashid, the journalist who wrote the report for The Hindu, tweeted that Lalchandani told the outlet that she had made the comments in anger.

In her statement that was sent over WhatsApp, Lalchandani wrote, “THESE ARE NOT MY STATEMENTS GIVEN TO MEDIA but a malicious sting and do not reflect my inner feelings.” She added, “Even a mother in her anger says go to hell to her own children. And then hugs them the next moment. My actions have always spoken louder than words and will continue to do so.  I shall continue serving you all and you can always send to me anyone in need. I work 24 hours for you.”

It is pertinent to note that Lalchandani did not apologize for the racist comments.

Therefore the social media claim associated with the video is true. Aarti Lalchandani, the principal of GVSM Medical College in Kanpur, indeed made derogatory remarks against Tablighi Jamaat members and the Muslim community. She said the country should put them behind bars instead of spending money and resources for their treatment.

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