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Fact Check: Pakistani Journalist Asad Kharal spreads misleading news against India

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Award-winning Investigative Journalist-Chief Analyst/Anchor of Pakistan, Asad Kharal shared a video of a mob Lynching targeting Hindu extremists. Further, he gave the caption to his post, “Another inhumane act of extremist Hindu terrorists in India Extreme criminal silence and hypocrisy of these atrocities by international human rights organizations and so-called human rights activists.”
Soon his tweet was retweeted more than Three Thousand times. Likewise, another social media account who have shown it’s location, Kuwait shared the video with the similar claim.

Similarly, many other social media users have shared this video targeting Hindu Extremists ant trying to give communal color to the incident.

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Fact Check

Using InVID tool on different frames of the video, we found that actually this is an old video. The incident is of Madhya Pradesh. The Times of India have covered  this report on 5 February, 2020. In the report they have shared the same video with the title, “One killed, six injured over child-lifting rumour in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar. “

Similarly, many other media houses including AajTak have covered this incident. The victims were visiting Borlai village to ask some laborer’s. The person who was killed in this was identified as Ganesh. And, the incident was nowhere related to any communal issue. It matter was of money dispute. Moreover, Police had investigated against the people accused.

Conclusion

Hence, our fact check proves that no communal angle was involved in the incident. Therefore, the claims of the social media users are fake as well as reprehensible.

Claim: Extremist Hindu terrorists in India killed a man.

Claimed by: Asad Kharal and other social media users.

Fact Check: Misleading

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