A video is getting viral on the internet in which police are chasing and beating people. Social media users are claiming that the video is from Assam where Muslims are asking for a separate country and police are arresting these defaulters. Further, a user named @DRajlaxmisaini shared the video with the caption, “Muslims took out a procession in Assam to create a separate country, then see their condition. Chief Minister of Assam is two steps ahead of Yogi.”
Similarly, many users have shared this video on their handles.
For our investigation we took help of the InVID tool and google image. After reverse image search we found the same video on the YouTube channel of News18 India. They uploaded the video on Apr 6, 2020 with the title which can be nearly translated into English, “Mob attacked the police who went to follow the lockdown in Bareilly, UP, IPS officer injured in the attack.”
Moreover, we also found the same video on the YouTube channel of Bareilly Ki awaaz. with the title, “Attack on police who went to follow lock down, 8 custodial cases registered, one IPS injured.” Hence, this is and old video.
Therefore, it is clear that social media users are sharing a old video with a misleading caption.
|Claim: Police thrashed out Muslims who were asking for a separate country in Assam.
Claimed By: @DRajlaxmisaini and other social media users.
Fact Check: fake and deceptive