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FactCheck: The Truth Behind Viral Video Of A Burqa Woman Firing A Gun

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A video of a Burqa woman firing a gun is becoming viral on social media platforms. The video have more than a thousand views in December 2021. People are claiming that the woman firing a gun in Karachi, the largest city in Muslim-majority Pakistan. The video shared has misleading context; it has circulated in reports since November 2020 about a woman firing shots at a shop in Hindu-majority India.

 

The video was shared here on Facebook on December 11, 2021. It has more than 4000 views. “This is Karachi my dear,” reads the post’s Urdu-language caption. Moreover, the footage was shared alongside a similar claim that it was filmed in Karachi hereherehere , and here on Facebook; and here and here on Twitter.

The video shows a woman in a burqa — a traditional Islamic head-to-toe garment — shouting abuse in a narrow street. At the 17-second mark, she is pointing what appears to be a gun at a door before the sound of a gunshot. Seconds later, she gets on a motorbike before the clip ends. “I’m Nasir’s sister,” she says towards the end of the video.

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Some people have shared the clip in a misleading context. It has previously circulated in reports about a woman firing a gun in the Indian capital of Delhi. Further, Times Now had also shared this video on YouTube on November 24, 2020.The report’s headline reads: “Shocking: Woman in burqa fires at a shop after a tiff over the phone in Delhi”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6-2ysY2Nkk

In addition, India Today also reported on the incident on November 24, 2020. Hence, this video of burqa woman is fake and misleading.

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