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Video from Tripura shared as Muslim mob set fire to a Hindu village in Bangladesh

Written by Sahban

After the recent attack on Minorities in Bangladesh, a video from Tripura is now viral with a claim that a Muslim mob has set fire to a Hindu village in Bangladesh.

Twitter account Bangladesh Hindu Unity Council shared the video with a caption that reads “The situation in Rangpur is dire at the moment. Homes and temples of Hindus have been burnt down. Muslim mob has set fire to a Hindu village in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur district.” Archived version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Abhijit Majumder has quoted the tweet with  “70 houses vandalised, 25 houses burnt down, all valuables looted. India must implement CAA now, and extend it to minorities being currently targeted in #Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.”Archived version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source:Twitter/Screenshot)

Shefali Vaidya has quoted the tweet with Feeling so helpless and angry” Archived version of the tweet can be found here.

(Source:Twitter/Screenshot)

FactO check:

A reverse image search of some keyframes from the video directed us to a Facebook post by Today Tripura 24×7 dated 13th October 2021 with a caption that reads “#সপ্তমীর রাতে ভয়াবহ অগ্নিকাণ্ডে #ভষ্মীভূত হল মরা ছড়া বাজারের দুর্গা #পুজোর প্যান্ডেল সহ #আশেপাশের কিছু দোকান #দমকলের দীর্ঘ চেষ্টার পর #আগুন নিয়ন্ত্রণে আসে।” Which translates “Dangerous fire #ashes in the night of #Soptami #Durga of Rhyme Market #Pujo Pandal #nearby shops came under control after long attempts of #firefighters.”

(Source:Facebook/Screenshot)

Another Facebook page Social Tripura Network has also shared the video with a caption that reads “সপ্তমীর রাতে ভয়াবহ অগ্নিকাণ্ডে পুড়ে ছাই মরাছড়া বাজারে দুর্গোমন্ডপসহ একাংশ দোকানপাট।।।।”Which translates On the night of the 7th, a terrible fire broke out and some shops including Durgomandap in Ash Marachhara Bazaar …

(Source:Facebook/Screenshot)

By using some keywords, we found a article by Time 8, with a title Puja pandal and four shops gutted in fire in Tripura

(Source:Time 8/Screenshot)

“On the night of 12-13, a fire broke out in a Durga mandapa near Marachora Bazar under Kamalpur station. Three of our engines went to the spot and brought the fire under control” said an officer of Tripura Fire Brigade to Aaj Tak Bangla.

Conclusion:

Video from Tripura, India is falsely shared as in Bangladesh. The above claims are false and misleading.

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Sahban

Specialized in media monitoring, analysis, and research associate at FactO. Email: sahbanzar@factonews.co

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