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A Video Of An Undertrial Spitting On A Cop Passed Off In Connection With Nizamuddin Markaz Incident

We found that several users shared the viral video on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Several readers sent the viral video to Newschecker’s WhatsApp helpline number for verification.

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Tabligh-e-Jamaat’s Markaz in Nizamuddin West has emerged as an epicenter for the spread of the coronavirus in different parts of the country. In the backdrop of the Nizamuddin Markaz incident, several videos, graphics, and texts are being shared on social media. Among them, a 26 seconds long video clip is doing the rounds across social media platforms, which shows a man in a police van spitting on a cop. The viral video has garnered more than 2 lakh views and more than 10,000 shares.

जिनको सबूत चाहिए वो ये देख लों 👇आतंकवादियों की करतूतें

Meghraj Choudhary 发布于 2020年4月2日周四

The text of the viral video reads, “Those who wanted proof. See this. They were spitting yesterday also and today again”.

We found that several users shared the viral video on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Several readers sent the viral video to Newschecker’s WhatsApp helpline number for verification.

Fact Check

As we began fact-checking the claim, we found several social media users calling out the viral video as fake. One of the users commented and said, “This video is from Thane, Maharashtra, and has no connection with the novel coronavirus.”. We also found that none of the police officials were wearing protective masks, and neither any of the police personnel was following social distancing.  

With the help of relevant keywords, we performed Google search and found a video on YouTube uploaded by ‘The Times of India’ on March 2, 2020. We analyzed the viral video, and the video uploaded on YouTube, frame to frame and established that it is the same video viral on social media.

According to the report, an undertrial allegedly attacked and spat on a few members of the Mumbai police escort party. Undertrial identified as Mohammad Sohal Shaukat Ali. He was upset with police officers for not allowing him to have home-cooked food brought by his family during the hearing of his case.

Notably, during our search, we found several media reports including, MSN and Mumbai Mirror published on February 29,2020, and March 2, 2020, respectively. According to these reports also, a 26-year-old undertrial allegedly attacked a few policemen for not allowing him to have home-cooked food brought by his family.

Thane police beat accused who spat on them – Video | Mumbai Mirror

A 26-year-old undertrial allegedly attacked a few members of the police escort party after they did not allow him to have home-cooked food brought by his family members at a court

Watch: Scuffle breaks out inside police van after undertrial attack and spits on cops

An undertrial allegedly attacked and spit on a few members of the Mumbai police escort party on Saturday. Video of the incident has gone viral on social media that shows him arguing with some policemen, abusing them and then finally spitting on one which lead to the scuffle.

Conclusion

It is clear from our fact check that the video viral on social media in the backdrop of the Nizamuddin Markaz incident is misleading. The video has no connection with the ongoing novel Coronavirus Pandemic.

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  • Media Reports

Result: Misleading

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Aamir Khan’s Ghulam Co-Star Javed Hyder is not selling vegetables to survive, Misleading Claim goes Viral

The media reports claiming that Javed Hyder is selling vegetables to survive during ongoing Corona virus pandemic is false.

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Aamir Khan’s Ghulam Co Star Javed Hyder is not selling vegetables to survive, Misleading Claim goes Viral- Newschecker.in

Several media outlets shared a TikTok video of Aamir Khan’s Ghulam co-star Javed Hyder selling vegetables and claimed that he is doing so to survive during ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Here are some screenshots of the media outlets who reported the same.





Big Boss fame, Dolly Bindra also shared Javed Hyder’s video and tweeted, ‘He is an actor, and today he is selling vegetables…Javed Hyder’. In the viral TikTok video, Javed Hyder is selling vegetables while dancing. He is lip-syncing the famous song ‘Duniya Mein Rehna Hai Toh Kaam Kar Pyaare.’ You can see the video here.

We found that the same claim is viral on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp.

The quint also published an article claiming the same. However; they updated their report later on with a disclaimer.

Fact Check

With the help of relevant keywords search on Google, we found several articles clearing the air on the viral claim. In his conversation with Mirror Online, Javed Hyder clarified that he is not a vegetable seller, and the video was just for TikTok.

No, I am not a vegetable vendor. I am an actor by profession even now. The entire selling vegetable video was just an act and I shot that TikTok video only to motivate my followers

Javed Hyder To Mirror Online.

Later, Hindustan times and News 18 India also published an article stating the same.

Conclusion

It is evident from our fact check that media reports claiming that Javed Hyder is selling vegetables to survive during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are false. Javed Hyder clarified that he is not selling vegetables for a living, whereas the viral video is just a musical one that he made to keep himself busy during the lockdown.

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Result: False


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There Is No Doctor Named Mujahid Hussain In The Ministry Of AYUSH

The Ministry of AYUSH issued a statement on 23 June on Patanjali Ayurved’s claims related to the treatment of COVID-19.

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There Is No Doctor Named Mujahid Hussain In The Ministry Of AYUSH

Claim 

A tweet posted on 25 June claims that Dr. Mujahid Hussain allegedly from the Ministry of AYUSH banned Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali medicine Coronil

This viral tweet has been circulating on social media platforms in the last few days. The post also asserts that Dr. Hussain thinks Ayurveda can’t be promoted to cure the virus.

Fact check 

In the recent past, Baba Ramdev claimed that Coronil and Swasari have shown 100% favorable results during the clinical trial on COVID-19 patients. These medicines are part of a corona kit by Ramdev-led Patanjali which includes a third medicine called Anu Tel. Among these the Ayurvedic drug: Coronil is the most popular drug in conversation because it claims to cure coronavirus infection in just seven days. 

Soon after this, Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik said that Coronil should not have been advertised by Patanjali Ayurved until AYUSH, which stands for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy approved it. 

The claim about Dr. Mujahid Hussain as well as other related claims have been circulating on social media platforms after the controversial Patanjali Ayurveda “cure” had been announced and the Centre asked them to stop its advertising. 

The Ministry of AYUSH issued a statement on 23 June on Patanjali Ayurved’s claims related to the treatment of COVID-19.  

PIB Press Release

Latest news reports state that an FIR has been filed against Baba Ramdev for misleading people and propagating Patanjali Ayurveda drug Coronil as a cure for COVID-19.  

Our team reached out to the Ministry of Ayush to verify this claim. They clarified that there is no doctor by the name Mujahid Hussain in their ministry. Nor did the ministry fire any doctor or medical officer recently. Related claims on social media are fake. 

You can read our Hindi fact check debunking this claim here

Another related claim has been clarified by the Ministry of AYUSH. 

Additionally, we did not find any news stories which supported this claim. 

Conclusion 

The lack of any news reports supporting the claim in context as well as our direct conversation with a member in the Ministry of AYUSH makes it clear that there was no Dr. Mujahid Hussain banned Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali medicine Coronil

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Result: Fabricated News/False

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Delhi NCR Is Not Going Under A Complete Lockdown For 4 Weeks From 18 June

The Home Minister has announced a slew of measures to help the Delhi government in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

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As India’s months-long lockdown starts easing, common social media users, commentators, and political pundits have once again started making assumptions as to what will be imposed again and what’s coming next. The latest entry to this wide array of misinformation is a WhatsApp forward claiming a four-week long strict lockdown in Delhi NCR from June 18. The WhatsApp forward also claims that the President’s rule will be imposed in the national capital. The strictness of this ‘alleged’ lockdown consists of no allowance to go outside. It further appeals to finish all necessary work and let others know of the ‘alleged’ lockdown.

WhatsApp Message Sent To Newschecker

Fact Check

As we begin fact-checking this claim, we first checked the website of the Home Ministry of India for any such announcement. It is noteworthy that no such announcement was found on the ministry’s website.

We also checked the official Twitter handle of the spokesperson of the MHA but we didn’t find any such announcement there as well. Furthermore, we found a tweet by the fact-checking arm of the government that debunks the claims made in the viral WhatsApp forward. The tweet by the PIB reads, “Claim: A message on Facebook claiming strict #Lockdown from 18th June. 

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When we searched further, we also found a series of tweets made by the Home Minister of India in which he has mentioned the meeting between him and the Delhi Chief Minister that took place today. In the same Twitter thread, the Home Minister has announced a slew of measures to help the Delhi government in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, through a tweet, has seconded the content of Home Minister Amit Shah’s tweets.

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It is important to note that none of the above two have information about President’s rule in Delhi and the alleged strict lockdown.

Hence, it is proved in our fact-check report that the viral WhatsApp forward is false and no strict lockdown has been announced in Delhi. Since the Home Minister and the Delhi Chief Minister have announced fighting the coronavirus pandemic together, the claims regarding the President’s rule in Delhi are false as well.

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