3rd March 2019
Avi Dandiya’s video is either an act of extreme gullibility or well-considered treason against the Indian state
I will not add notes to my initial post on Avi Dandiya (here). That post records that I called out his hoax “video” yesterday, the moment I looked through it. After that I spent 30 minutes to investigate this man and make that blog post.
Today I want to add the following: This article on Altnews.in – Dangerous, manufactured audio clip used to claim Pulwama terror attack an inside job by BJP
This article comprehensively demolishes the Avi Dandiya “video” as a fake. I’m keeping a screenshot of this article here for future reference.
Not only is the article very clear, this comes from a very credible source: Pratik Sinha. Although Pratik is a leftie with inclinations for AAP, he (and more particularly his father Mukul Sinha) has been the most objectively anti-Modi man one can think of. His news outlet publishes well researched information that one can rely upon, of course subject to further confirmation.
ADDENDUM 4 March 2019: This youtube video analyses this FAKE VIDEO very well.
FURTHER, this one combines the original TV interview of Rajnath Singh with the doctored audio to show how exactly Avi Dandiya created this fake video:
WHERE DOES THIS LEAD US TO REGARDING AVI DANDIYA?
Well, Avi Dandiya has clearly been publicising a DOCTORED video. Either (1) he has doctored this himself or (2) got it done through someone, or (3) got it from someone and published it in a fit of extreme gullibility.
Either way, his reputation is MUD. He is at a minimum a major fool, but at worst he is an enemy of India.
This video amounts to an act of treason, if ever there was one. This is a malicious video, designed to confuse millions of people (and indeed it has already been viewed two million times on Facebook – screenshot here) – many of whom would be now thinking that India’s central government has deliberately killed the country’s own soldiers for political gain.
No matter what happens next, the one who made this video (the audio) MUST be found and tried for treason.
Btw, Youtube has since removed the video that I had linked to yesterday. It can be found here on my server, in case it is ever removed by FB or by Youtube. Such extreme evidence of treason can’t be eliminated from the internet.
My answer on Quora: https://www.quora.com/Who-is-Avi-Dandiya/answer/Sanjeev-Sabhlok