Did Muslims try to disturb the Hindu rally in Maharashtra – Read Fact Check
A video is getting viral on social media sites showcasing two religious groups Hindus and Muslims chanting their respective religious slogans.
A user on Twitter named Pt. Shrikant Upadhyay (@shrikantryvbjp) shared the video claiming that Muslims tried to disturb the Hindu rally in Maharashtra.
He tweeted, “In #महाराष्ट्र Shantidoot ( #जिहादी ) tried to disrupt the Hindutva rally. Due to the promptness of the administration, Hindu-Muslim riots were saved.
But the seculars will continue to see him as a messenger of peace.
#सनातन_धर्म_ही_सर्वश्रेष्ठ_है.” (Engish Translation)
The tweet is having more than 900 retweets and almost 2500 likes.
To investigate the claim DFRAC team did a reverse image search and found a claim made by a verified user named Sunil Deodhar which was of the date 25th of April 2022.
On further verifying we found many extreme Hindu and Muslim groups tweeting on the same. While going through the tweets we found that the video is of the Nellore area of Andhra Pradesh and the incident took place during Hanuman Shobha Yatra took place in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh on April 24, 2022.
After this, with the help of certain keywords, we found reports on many media houses like The Hindu, and India Today which was of the date 24th April 2022, and is of Nerolle Andhra Pradesh.
With the investigation, it is clear that the video being shared is one year old and is of Andhra Pradesh and not Maharashtra as claimed by Pt. Shrikant Upadhyay. Hence the claim is misleading.