A video is going viral on social media. It can be seen in the video that a man wearing a cap is manhandling a man wearing a saffron cloth. Users have been sharing the video, asserting that a Hindu youth was forcefully expelled by individuals of the Muslim community within a predominantly Muslim locality.
A user named YogiAdityanathFan (Digital Warrior) Godse Ka Bhakt posted the video on Twitter and wrote, “He can live in your area with his hat on and roam around. You will not do anything but if you go to their area wearing a saffron cloth, they will start pushing you. This is called secular.”
Till the time this tweet was posted by YogiAdityanathFan (Digital Warrior) Godse ka Bhakta, it had garnered over 1500 retweets and almost 1500 likes, while had been viewed by over 20K people.
In order to determine the truth behind the viral video, the DFRAC team conducted a reverse search by extracting a few key frames from the video. During this process, we discovered a video that was posted on the YouTube channel PM 2 Vlogs on July 26, 2023. The video was titled “Hindu Bhai Ko Muslim Bhai Ne Bhagaya Phir”.
Part of the viral video can be seen at 13:00 in this 19-minute video.
The video description states that this is a social experiment aimed at assisting homeless individuals.
It is clear from DFRAC’s fact-check that the viral video is scripted, which was uploaded on the YouTube channel, PM 2 Vlogs on July 26, 2023, so the claim made by social media users is misleading.