A video showing a tailor inappropriately touching a woman while taking measurements is in circulation on social media platforms with a claim that Hindu women should not go to Muslim shops as they have a “bad mentality”.
The video comes at a time when Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has called for a boycott of halal meat products during Ugadi celebrations in Karnataka. Similarly, during the celebration of the Kote Marikamba Jatra festival in the state that had begun on 22 March, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal demanded that no Muslim traders should be allotted any shops.
Facto News found that the viral video of Tailor is scripted which is meant to disseminate awareness among women.
The video is being shared along with the caption that reads: “हिन्दू बहिन बेटियों से निवेदन हैं कि मुस्लिमो की दुकान पर न जाये ये गलत मानसिकता के लोग है इनकी गन्दी सोच हैं इनसे कपड़े, मेहदी, चुड़ी या ओर भी किसी प्रकार का सामना न लें और ना ही अपनी किसी बहन बेटी को लेने दे…..“
(Translation: Hindu sisters and daughters are requested not to go to the shop of Muslims, these are people of the wrong mindset, they have dirty thinking. Do not buy anything from them like clothes, mehndi, bangles or anything else, nor let any of your sisters and daughters go to their shops.)
Using the InVID chrome extension, we extracted the keyframes of the video and performed a reverse image search on them. The result led us to a YouTube channel named 3RD EYE which has published the same video on 12 March 2022.
The caption on the video reads: “Fitting Master Social Awareness Video By 3rd Eye | Ideas Factory.” and the description reads: ” Thank you for watching! Please be aware that this Channel features scripted dramas and parodies to Aware People in Differnet Situations. This Channel Brings Social Awareness Videos. These short films are for entertainment purposes only!”
From the caption and description, it is evident that the viral video is scripted and is meant for awareness purposes.
With the above finding, it is clear that the claim along with the video is misleading and false.