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Old And Unrelated Video Of A Naked Man Shared As Quarantined Tablighi Jamaat Members Misbehaving With The Nurses

Basis the findings mentioned above, it can be concluded that the video being circulated in the name of Tablighi Jamaat members’ misbehaving.

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A WhatsApp forward, along with a video, is doing the rounds in which it is claimed that a person who belongs to the Tablighi Jamaat was kept in an isolation ward where he started wandering naked. The viral forward also claims that the person who was wandering naked did this vulgar act intentionally. The video narrates the story as “The blood-soaked naked young man can be seen banging his head on the glass walls. The naked youth wanders here and there and at the end of the video he was asked to leave.”

The viral post along with the claim can be seen below.

The same claim is viral with multiple claims on various social media and messaging platforms.

Tablighi Jamaat, a community that initially sparked controversy and later made subject to controversy. Dozens of fake news around the Jamaat, members hiding their travel history and infection with the COVID-19, misbehaving with the medical staff, carelessness, unverified content pieces, spitting hoax, viciously opinionated news headlines, overwhelming allegations and a chain of events; all this when put together define the Tablighi Jamaat controversy in whole. Another addition to the chain of fake news pertaining to Tablighi Jamaat is doing the rounds on social media.

Fact Check

In order to verify the viral claim, we first fragmented the video and performed a reverse image search using one of the keyframes obtained from the fragmentation. Google results of the reverse image search suggest that the video is at least one year old. 

As per the results shown above, we found that a naked man entered a mosque in 2019. Using the same description when we searched YouTube with the keyword “Naked man in the mosque in Pakistan”

In the results shown above, the second video from the top is a longer version of the viral video. In the longer version, a man can be seen entering the mosque and banging his head against the glass wall and then comes moves in the hall after a man tries to scare him with a stick. Notably, the video was published on August 26, 2019, hence it is evident that the viral video has nothing to do with the Tablighi Jamaat.

A rough translation of the description of the aforementioned video reads, “An unidentified man broke into the Khalid Bin Walid mosque of the Ahl-e-Hadith school district on Gulshan-e-Hadid Phase 2 Double Road and the imam’s place lay down after the glasses were damaged.”

Basis the description of the video when we searched further, we found another YouTube video that throws more light on the issue.

A rough English translation of the title of the above-mentioned video reads, “A madman broke into the mosque at Gulshan-e-Hadid Phase Two”

https://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/24-Aug-2019/1053946

Similarly, a rough English translation of the description of the aforementioned YouTube video reads, “Gulshan-e-Hadid Phase Two: A madman breaks into a mosque, breaking a mosque’s glass with his head. The man handed over is not a fanatic. Masjid Khalid Bin Walid’s administration investigated the facts and brought the facts to the fore. Also the police are commanding mental condition has worsened.”

https://www.urdupoint.com/daily/livenews/2019-08-23/news-2039047.html

When we performed a custom Google search using the keywords mentioned in the video above, we found several media reports and a Facebook post on the issue. Notably, all our findings date back to August  24, 2019.

گلشن حدید کی مسجد میں توڑ پھوڑ کرنے والا پولیس کے حوالے

کراچی (سٹی نیوز)گلشن حدید میں مسجد کے اندر توڑ پھوڑ کرنے والے شخص کو اہل محلہ کو پکڑ پولیس کے

کراچی،گلشن حدید میں مسجد کے اندر توڑ پھوڑ کرنے والے شخص کو اہل محلہ کو پکڑ پولیس کے حوالے کردیا

گلشن حدید میں مسجد کے اندر توڑ پھوڑ کرنے والے شخص کو اہل محلہ کو پکڑ پولیس کے حوالے کردیا ہے ۔ملزم ریٹائرڈ ڈی ایس پی کا بیٹا ہے ،جس کا ذہنی توازن ٹھیک نہیں ہے ۔تفصیلات کے مطابق تھانہ اسٹیل ٹاؤن پولیس کی حدود ایک شخص نے برہنہ حالت میں مسجد میں گھس کر توڑ پھوڑ شروع کردی ،شیشے توڑنے کی وجہ سے وہ شدید شدید ہوگیا ۔ملزم کی حرکت پر اہل محلہ اشتعال میں آگئے اور انہوںنے اس کو پکڑ کر پولیس کے حوالے کردیا ۔مسجد خالد بن ولید کی انتظامیہ …

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1369470576539327

Basis the findings mentioned above, it can be concluded that the video being circulated in the name of Tablighi Jamaat members’ misbehaving with the nurses treating them for the COVID-19 is old. Hence it is evident that the viral claim is ‘False’ and is being shared with a communal angle.

The same fact-check report can be read in Urdu here.

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Result: False

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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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  • Google Search
  • Twitter Search

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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  • Google advanced search 
  • Twitter advanced search 

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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  • Google Search
  • Twitter Advanced Search

Result: False


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