No, Kerala college did not raise Pak flag; media publishes misleading reports

A piece of ‘breaking’ news that was published by several media outlets on August 31 informed that the Kerala police booked 30 students (Times Now reported 25 students) of Silver Arts College, Kozhikode, for allegedly waving the Pakistani flag during the college election campaign. Times Now anchor, after stating that the BJP protested against the incident, questioned a channel correspondent, “Yes, Vivek, could you give us details about what really happened because we can see the visuals of a massive Pakistani flag being raised.” The correspondent’s answer was a reiteration of the anchor’s claim.…

…The before-mentioned media outlets reported the police action without a basic fact-checking which reveals that the flag raised by the students was not the Pakistani flag but the flag of MSF.…

Alt News found another video of the event uploaded on Twitter. Both these videos establish that the flag raised in Silver Arts and Science College was not Pakistan’s flag. The difference between the Pakistani flag and the MSF flag is distinct. Pakistani flag has white on the left while the MSF flag has the colour at the bottom. The crescent moon on the Pakistani flag is in the middle while on the MSF flag it’s on the top left corner.…

https://www.altnews.in/no-kerala-college-did-not-raise-pak-flag-media-publishes-misleading-reports/

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