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Video from Bangladesh is viral as RSS men insulting an old man in India

Written by Kaiz Shaikh

India: There is a video viral across social media with a claim that RSS members have insulted an elderly man in India. In the video, it can be seen some young lads are insulting an elderly man, pulling his clothes, and having an aggressive argument. This tweet has more than 25k views on twitter.

The viral tweets read as: (Archive)

So this is going to be new normal in Indian society! is only working on hatred!
More than a dozen insulting Old man of their’ father’s age!
So #IndiaThatIsBharat #RIPHumanity #RevokeNSADrKafeel #SabYaadRakhaJaega 

https://twitter.com/1amankhan1/status/1268196775707455489?s=20

It was also claimed that RSS insulting Muslims is new normal in India. An Old man was Insulted by dozen of RSS members.

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We took some screenshot of the video and did a reverse image search using Google image search. In the Google image search, we found a YouTube link of the same video, this video was posted by “Risingbd.com” on YouTube dated 2nd June 2020.  This Video has caption “বৃদ্ধকে বিবস্ত্র করে পেটালেন যুবলীগ নেতা “, translated to, “The old man was stripped naked and beaten by the Juba League leader “

When we did a keyword search using “Juba League leader”, we found an article from somoynews link. The article was in Bangla, and translated to English

According to Article, this Incident is of  24th May 2020 but on Tuesday (June 2), the matter came to the notice of everyone after it went viral on social media. The incident took place on May 24 at Chayakuritikka Para in Ward 4 of Dhemushia Union in Chakaria Upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Media outlets reported that the victim is 72-year-old Mohammed Nurul Alam and the accused is one Ansoor Alam, president of the local wing of the Jubo league. Both are residents of Cox Bazar’s Chokriya upazilla and Ansoor Alam attacked Nurul Alam on May 24, when he was returning from shopping. Complaint filed by Alam’s son Ashraf Hossain, “My father was returning from Dhemushia station after shopping. Ansoor Alam and his men pulled down my father and took him to a deserted area. They tore his clothes, hit him, and also abused him. A few youngsters filmed the entire event. When my father cried for help, my brother Salauddin went to the area with locals and rescued him and rushed him to the doctor,”

This Incident happened in Bangladesh and not in India. Also its a scuffle between locals residing in Cox’s Bazar, which is a town on the southeast coast of Bangladesh. It was clear that this incident doesn’t involve any RSS members and the video doesn’t even belong to India.

Conclusion: So, the claim made in viral video, that Elderly Muslim Man was harassed and insulted by RSS in India is misleading and false. The Incident took place in Bangladesh and has no communal angle in it.

ClaimReview: RSS men insulting Elderly Muslim Man in India

Claim By: Aman Khan ( @1amankhan1)

Fact Check by Facto News: FALSE

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