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Old Video of Protesters Burning Photos of Hindu Deity Resurfaces with Misleading claim

Claim:

A video is going viral on Social Media in which a mob can be seen disrespecting Hindu Gods. It is being claimed that the anti-CAA protesters burnt the photos of Hindu Gods.

Verification:

The video was shared by a Hindu Activist named Pratheesh Viswanath. The video was shared with the claim that anti-CAA protesters desecrated the photos of Hindu Gods. The tweet by Prathheesh was shared by many including BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra.

Other similar claims can be viewed here.

Some other users raised question on the authenticity of the video.

While the claim is very sensitive and can cause communal unrest if the same if found by Fake News Factories that are highly active in WhatsApp groups. As we began to fact check the claim, we tried generating keyframes of the clip. Since the quality of video was not good, we didn’t find anything to corroborate.

Now, as we all know, YouTube is the biggest platform in terms of video content, we searched YouTube for more information but we couldn’t get much information except for the same video that is uploaded on YouTube on 3 September 2018 which is long before even Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 was announced. The length of the YouTube video is 4 minutes 31 seconds.

We are still searching for more information on the video and will update the article as soon as we get more information. However, the uploading date of the YouTube video alone debunks the ‘Misleading’ claim made by Pratheesh Viswanath, BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra and others.

Result: Misleading

Sources

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Saurabh Pandey
Saurabh Pandey
A self-taught social media maverick, Saurabh realised the power of social media early on and began following and analysing false narratives and ‘fake news’ even before he entered the field of fact-checking professionally. He is fascinated with the visual medium, technology and politics, and at Newschecker, where he leads social media strategy, he is a jack of all trades. With a burning desire to uncover the truth behind events that capture people's minds and make sense of the facts in the noisy world of social media, he fact checks misinformation in Hindi and English at Newschecker.
Saurabh Pandey
Saurabh Pandey
A self-taught social media maverick, Saurabh realised the power of social media early on and began following and analysing false narratives and ‘fake news’ even before he entered the field of fact-checking professionally. He is fascinated with the visual medium, technology and politics, and at Newschecker, where he leads social media strategy, he is a jack of all trades. With a burning desire to uncover the truth behind events that capture people's minds and make sense of the facts in the noisy world of social media, he fact checks misinformation in Hindi and English at Newschecker.

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