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Old video from UP falsely shared as Minors were thrashed by the police for pro-Pakistan sloganeering

Written by Md Mahfooz Alam

A video is being shared across social media platforms with the claim that Uttar Pradesh Police taught a life lesson to those who were caught raising pro-Pakistan slogans. In the video, the police are seen brutally beating a few boys.

Facto News found that the video is old and the claim along with it is misleading. The boys were allegedly caught on the charge of theft.

Social media users are sharing the video along with the misleading caption that reads: अपने एक वोट की कीमत देखिए.! उत्तर प्रदेश में.. पाकिस्तान जिंदाबाद के नारे लगाने के बाद यूपी पुलिस सबक सिखाते हुऐ.! पूरे देश में योगीजी जैसी सरकार हो.? जयहिंद..जयभारत.!”
(Translation: Look at the value of your one vote. In Uttar Pradesh.. After raising slogans of Pakistan Zindabad Teaching UP Police a lesson. There should be a government like Yogiji in the whole country. Hail India.!)

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

The video is viral on Facebook and Twitter and a few posts of the same can be accessed herehere and here.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

FactO Check: 

We extracted the keyframes of the video and reverse image searched a few of them. The result led us to a news report published on 2 May 2021 by a Hindi website The UP Khabar. The report carries a keyframe along with viral video and it says, on the charge of theft, the three minors were beaten brutally by the Balua police in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh.

(Source: The UP Khabar/Screenshot)

Taking a cue from this, we searched about the incident in mainstream media and found an article carrying a similar blurred video published by The Times of India on 6 May 2021. According to the English daily, the minors were caught breaking into a mobile shop. It also reports after the video went viral on social media, the SHO and a constable of the Balua police station were suspended.

On further searching the news about the incident using relevant keywords in Hindi, we found the same reported by Dainik Jagran and Hindustan.

Chanduali Police in a tweet also clarified that the case is more than a year old in which action has been taken by suspending both the policemen. The handle has also requested to refrain from circulating anything without full facts and clear information.


With the above findings, it is evident that the claim made along with the video is misleading.

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About the author

Md Mahfooz Alam

Mahfooz is a multimedia journalist and regularly writes fact-check stories for Facto News. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has worked as an intern fact-checker for The Quint. He specializes in research and fact-checking and aspires to do investigative reporting.

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