‘Simple Google search can fact-check your lies’: Congress on PM’s ‘no detention centre’ claim

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  • 2019-12-22
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday.

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday claimed there were no detention centres in India, the Congress hit back, saying a “simple google search” could fact-check his “lies”.

“Does PM Modi believe Indians can’t do a simple google search to fact check his lies? Detention Centres are extremely real and will continue to grow as long as this govt is in power,” the Congress tweeted.

Does PM Modi believe Indians can’t do a simple google search to fact check his lies?

Detention Centres are extremely real and will continue to grow as long as this govt is in power. https://t.co/S8caIH6u6J pic.twitter.com/APl4JNfQgc

— Congress (@INCIndia) December 22, 2019

In his speech in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Sunday, the Prime Minister had said Congress, its allies and “Urban Naxals” were spreading “lies and misinformation” about the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), but no Indian Muslim had anything to fear from them, and there were no detention centres in India.

On CAA, NRC, Congress: 10 things PM Modi said in his Ramlila Maidan speech

Jo Hindustan ki mitti ke musalman hain, jinke purkhe Ma Bharati ki santaan hein… un par nagarikta kanoon aur NRC, dono ka koi lena dena nahin hain. Koi desh ke musalmanon ko na detention centre mein bheja ja raha hai, na Hindustan main koi detention centre hai, yeh safed jhooth hai, yeh badiraade vaala khel hai, ye naapaak khel hai. (Both the CAB and NRC do not have any implications for Muslims who are sons of India’s soil, whose forefathers are sons of Mother India. No one is sending Muslims of this country to detention centres, nor is there any detention centre in India. This is a clear lie, it is a game with wrong intentions, a nefarious game),” the PM said.

Express Reportage On Proposed Detention Centres

However, The Indian Express has previously reported on a detention centre being built in Assam to house ‘illegal foreigners’.

In September, The Indian Express travelled to Matia in Goalpara district, where the new detention camp is being built, and published a story on September 8. This detention centre plan includes a primary school, a hospital, and a separate water supply system, and construction at the site is on in full swing.