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Viral video of neighbours harassment given communal angle, Siliguri police registered a case

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A video is viral on social media platforms with the claim that a lady and her family hailing from UP, residing in Siliguri district, West Bengal is being harassed and attacked by their Muslim neighbors. The post also claims that her neighbors are illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. 

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The woman in the video says something like this, “Mere Chota bhai ko usne utha ke le kar chala gya, Police mein daal dia, Bahut bura karta hai hum logon k sath, kyun ki hum logon ka papa nahi hai, meri mummy cancer patient hai. Hamesh hum logon ke sath aisa he karta hai, Humlog kuch bhi nahi karte ye hamesa dadagiri kartahai, Hum logon ka ghar pura tod dia, Gate se le kar Khidki sabkuch tod dia, Mummy ko mara hai khoon nikal raha hai, hum bahar le kar nahi ja pa rahe hai, bahr le gaye to marenga, kahta hai Bihari ko bhagao, hum log yaha jameen kharide hai, kya hum log Bengal mein jameen nahi kharid sakte? ”

(Translation: They’ve beaten us all and took away my younger brother to Police station, they broke our gate, window and hit my mother, who is a cancer patient. She is bleeding now and I can’t take her to hospital. They are threatening to beat us again, they (goons) always torture us because we are Bihari and always ask us to go to Bihar. We have bought land here with  our own money, don’t we have the right to buy land in Bengal?)

Many tweets went viral with a narrative that Illegal Bangladeshis are harassing a Bihari Women in Bengal. This clip is viral over Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp with the same caption. A video posted by Abhijat Mishra, National General Secretary of BJP Yuva Manch has been shared over thousand times with 226K views. 

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This video has been shared by many social media users targeting West Bengal government authorities

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Many users requested us to fact check this on our Facebook page and Telegram Channel, when we did a keyword search we came across a post from the Siliguri police Facebook page and when we did a reverse image search we found West Bengal Police tweet.

Police have stated clearly that the lady in the viral video is identified as Anuradha Pandey hailing from UP, residing in Siliguri, West Bengal. She is not being harassed by any Muslim neighbors or Bangladeshi illegal migrants. The lady was harassed by her Neighbor Ruby Das and her family on 12th May 2020 over an internal dispute. In short, Police have denied any communal angle in the case. When we heard the video clip we can clearly hear the lady saying “Ye bolta hai Bihari yaha nahi rah sakte, Biharion ko Bihar vejo” (Bihari shouldn’t live in Bengal, send them back to Bihar) .

Siliguri police not only denied the communal angle in the case but also confirmed that necessary actions will be taken against the person who gave a communal narrative to this incident. West Bengal Police has confirmed the same on their official twitter handle.

Conclusion: The claim that the lady and her family being harassed by illegal Bangladeshi Immigrants is false and misleading.

Watch the 6-minute video posted by a Youtube user for more clarity:

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Uttar Pradesh: Video of a woman being beaten over a land dispute is falsely communalized

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World: A video in which a group of men beating a woman on a street went viral on social media. The woman can be heard screaming in pain, but no one intervened or even tried to stop the men from beating her. What’s more agonizing is that the police officers present at the incident remained a mute spectator.  Many users have shared the video across social media with a claim that a Muslim woman was beaten and Muslims are facing oppression under the fascist Hindutva regime in India.

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Ali Keskin, a Turkey-based journalist took to his official twitter account to share the video with a claim that, “Muslims are oppressed in India and will continue to be oppressed if we do not protect them. It’s time to be unity. The Indian government will account!” seeking PM Modi’s resignation.

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Upon closely observing the video, at 00:55 minute a police jeep can be seen in the video with 112 written on it and a UP number plate. 112 is the Uttar Pradesh Police emergency number. Using the reference, we did a keyword search on Google and it directed us to an article by Dainik Bhaskar. According to the article, the incident happened on May 22 in Adharpur village, Balrampur district of UP. The victim Sushila had a dispute with her husband Ashok over selling a house. Sushila called the UP emergency helpline and asked for help. Ashok along with his five other relatives have started beating Sushila on the roadside before the police arrived. The beating continued even after the police reached there. The police did not stop the attackers and remained a spectator. 

SP Devarajan Verma said that they have suspended the two policemen who failed to help the woman. The police have also arrested four people who attacked Sushila.

Conclusion: An incident of domestic violence is being shared with a false communal angle. The woman was beaten up by her husband and relatives due to a dispute over selling a house. The woman doesn’t belong to the Muslim community. The claims shared by social media users are misleading and false.

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No, Muslims didn’t beat up a Naga Sadhu in Dehradun

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Dehradun: A Twitter handle @HinduHai_Hum tweeted a video May 14, 2020 with a claim, “मारने वाला मुस्लिम और मार खाने वाला एक साधु….!! इसको ज्यादा से ज्यादा रिट्वीट करे जिससे ये कुत्ता पकड़ा जाए और इसको कड़ी से कड़ी सजा मिले(A Muslim is beating a Sadhu. Retweet this tweet until the dog gets caught and gets the punishment)”. The tweet had more than 100k  views, 6.3k retweets.

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Another user @RiteshSarvaiya quoted the tweet with a claim, “one more…incident where Naga Sadhu is being beaten by Muslim”. 

Another user by the name Nitin Shukla who claims to be a Investigative Journalist in his Twitter Bio shared this video with the caption “#Palghar संयोग नही प्रयोग था, अब अलग अलग जगह साधुओं की लीनचिंग की जा रही है, मारने वाले मुसलमान हैं, कल आपका नंबर आने वाला है? ये सब आपको घर मे घुस कर मरेंगे? दिल्ली की तरह? बचना है तो इन आतंकवादियों को जेल भिजवाओ” .

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This 2-year-old video was viral on Facebook in 2018, Sushil Kumar posted it on 30th AUG 2018.

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A lot of users have contacted Facto News on Twitter to find the truth about the video as the tweet went viral. When we did a simple keyword search, “Sadhu is beaten by Muslim Youth”, it has directed us to several websites and news articles. We have found that the incident happened in August 2018 and a lot fact-checking websites and news handles have already debunked the claim. Many users have shared this tweet with a false claim. Bollywood Actress Koena Mitra was also one of them who shared the false claim on her official twitter handles. A furthermore search led us to a tweet from the SSP Dehradun on August 30, 2018.

According to the reports, the person seen in the video is not a Naga Sadhu and has been identified as Sushil Nath from Haryana. Sushil Nath has a wife and 6 kids, he dresses up like sadhu and begs, and has a history of similar cases in the past. When Sushil Nath entered a house in Patel Nagar to beg for food and molested a woman who brought him food, her brother Shubham along with some locals have started beating him with the sticks. The police have registered cases against Sushil Nath for molesting.

Conclusion: No, a naga sadhu is not beaten up by Muslim youth. An old video is being shared with a malicious intent to spread misinformation and communal hatred.

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An year-old video from Srilanka is going viral as RSS goons harassing Muslim women

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A viral video is surfacing on social media with a claim that RSS goons are attacking Burkha-clad Muslim women in democratic India. This 30 second video shows Burkha-clad women trying to save themselves from the people throwing water at them from other side of the road. The video is doing rounds across different social media platforms and has been shared by many users.

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We analyzed the video frame by frame using InVid tool. While analyzing the video we took some keyframes from the video and did a reverse image search using Google Image search.

In our research, we found some references to the video. The video was uploaded to Facebook on 26 February 2019 by a user, ‘Saadhullah Jawaamil’ with caption Eastern University Ragging-2019.

It is evident that the video of this disgusting act by the group of students belong to the Eastern University of Sri Lanka. This Incident has nothing to do with RSS or with India.

Conclusion: So, the claim that Burkha-clad women are being harassed by RSS goons in India is fake and misleading.

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