Viral video does not show Hindu mob beating Muslims in India

Old video from 2020 mob lynching in Madhya Pradesh province reshared with false claim in 2022

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Claim: A video shared on social media sites allegedly depicts a Hindu mob beating Muslims in India in 2022.

Fact: The claim is false and misleading. The video is actually from 2020 and shows an incident involving the mob lynching of a man falsely accused of kidnapping a child in India’s Madyah Pardesh province.

On 13 June 2022, a Facebook user shared a video on Facebook with an Indonesian caption translated in English the caption reads; “Indian Hindu extremist mobs beat Muslim youths on the streets in front of the police to death.”

The video is also accompanied by with the following Urdu caption:

بھارت میں انتہا پسند ہندو دہشت گردوں کی انسانیت سوز ایک اور کارروائی عالمی انسانی حقوق کی تنظیموں اور انسانی حقوق کے نام نہاد علمبرداروں کی ان ظالمانہ کارروائیوں کی مجرمانہ خاموشی اور منافقت کی انتہا

Translated in English the caption reads; “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.”

The video started circulating after journalist and analyst Asad Kharral tweeted it on Jun 12, 2022. However, the video is not from 2022.

Fact or Fiction?

To investigate the authenticity of the claim, Soch Fact Check captured screenshots of the video and conducted a reverse image search on Yandex.

The image search turned up different results, with one leading to an article on Indian news website India TV  from February 2020. The article describes an incident involving the mob lynching of a man falsely accused of kidnapping a child in India’s Madyah Pardesh province.

Urdu-language Indian news channel News 18 Urdu shared the video clip and details of the incident on  Youtube.

The Times of India on 6 February 2020 published an article on r the incident, featuring a screenshot from the video.

Asad Kharal’s tweet sharing the old video garnered 75,700 views, 3,640 likes, 3,600 retweets, and 400 quote tweets.

Facebook posts sharing the video with the misleading claim can be seen here, and here.

Conclusion:  The claim that the viral video question depicts a Hindu mob beating Muslims in India in 2022 is false. The video is actually from 2020 and shows an incident involving the mob lynching of a man falsely accused of kidnapping a child in India’s Madyah Pardesh province.

Note: The article was edited on 28 June 2022 to reflect the content of the article more accurately.

 

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