A video of an older man is getting viral across social media. In the video, the old man in Kurta-Pajama and skull cap, giving the pretense of a Muslim man, can be seen taking a passed-out woman into a room.
In the video, a background voice can also be heard that is questioning the old man about his doings with the woman. The full video can be watched here.
Echoing the claim, “Former ICSSR National Prof and founder MANUSHI” tweeted with the same video claiming that the old man is sexually exploiting woman. She wrote in her Twitter timeline tagging the home ministry of India, “This organised all India racket of sexual exploitation of women by mazhabis posing as peers needs to be investigated and culprits punished! @HMOIndia”. The link to her tweet can be found here.
Aanchal Yadav, Senior Correspondent at Hindi Khabar and former Sudarshan News employee also made the same claims. She wrote, “See what happened to women who go to mosques and shrines for treatment. They are treated like this by God’s servants”. The link to her tweet can be found here.
We found another post from a verified account with the same claims. Prashant Umrao, “Standing Counsel in Supreme Court of India for the State of Goa and Media Panelist for BJP UP,” says, “people go to the clerics in the tombs for exorcism. Look what happens there.”
To find the fact behind the viral video, we search some keywords related to the video. Our search led us to Facebook post which displayed the full version of the viral video.
After watching the 11:53 minutes long video, we found that the viral video is scripted. At the end of the video, the creator specifically mentions that “everything in this video is imaginary”. The link to the full video post can be found here.
Furthermore, our investigation led us to another video in which the same old man can be seen playing different roles to create awareness about the social stigmas of our societies. The link to the video can be found here.
FactO check finds that the viral video is scripted and made to provide awareness of the public against social stigmas. The viral claim that Muslim man is sexually exploiting woman is false and misleading.