Video of attack on Hindu family is from Pakistan not India
The incident took place in Hyderabad, Pakistan
Claim: A video of a mob attacking and forcibly entering the house of a Hindu family is being shared on social media with captions that claim the incident took place in the Telangana region of India.
Fact: The claim is misleading. The incident did not take place in India but in Hyderabad, Pakistan, where a mob tried to attack a Hindu man over alleged blasphemy charges.
On August 28, 2022, a Facebook user posted a video with a Hindi-language caption that, translated into English, reads, “This scene is not from Pakistan, it is from Telangana. People entering the homes of Hindus are shouting slogans of separation from the body. ”
In the video, a group of people attempts to enter what appears to be a private residential building, as some of them bang on the door and climb up the pipe. People can also be heard shouting slogans in the background.
Fact or Fiction?
To investigate the claim, Soch Fact Check conducted a Reverse Image Search on Yandex using video keyframes.
The search led to an article published on 22 August 2022 by an Indian news website, News Baharti, which also features the same video keyframes. The article reads, “Muslim mob tries to lynch Dalit Hindus #Pakistan after false blasphemy case filed; WATCH HERE.” The article states, a Muslim mob tried to break into a Hindu’s house for fake blasphemy accusations in Pakistan’s Hyderabad.”
Further research led to a tweet from Indian journalist Aditya Raj Kaul, who first shared the video on 21 August 2022. The tweet reads, “Fake case of #blasphemy against an innocent Hindu minority man lodged at Rabia center, Saddar, Hyderabad in #Pakistan.”
Boom, an International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) signatory also debunked similar claims regarding an extended version of the video allegedly linked to Hyderabad, India.
The incident took place in Hyderabad, Pakistan as reported by Dawn on 23 August 2022. Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat also tweeted the video of the incident on 22 August.
Soch Fact Check conducted a CrowdTangle analysis for the video in question, but no results could be found.
Conclusion: The video of a Hindu man being attacked by a violent mob is not from Telegana, India but is actually from Hyderabad, Pakistan.