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2019 Video Of Surat Bus Vandalised Falsely Linked To Nuh Violence

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim
A mob vandalises a bus amid the communal violence in Nuh.

Fact
Video dates back to 2019, when a protest against mob lynchings in Surat, Gujarat turned violent.

A video, purportedly showing a mob of Muslims vandalising a bus, has gone viral on social media with the claim that it happened in Haryana’s Nuh, where communal clashes have killed six people and left several injured since the violence broke out on Monday before spreading to neighbouring areas.  We received this ticket on our Whatsapp tipline (9999499044), too, requesting it to be fact-checked.

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Fact Check

Newschecker ran a reverse image search of keyframes of the video, which led us to this Aaj Tak report, dated July 6, 2019, stating that a protest in Surat, Gujarat, against mob lynchings turned violent, following which the protesters vandalised a Surat Transport Corporation (STC) bus. Similar news reports can be seen here, here and here, stating that the police and the protesters clashed, forcing personnel to resort to tear gas to disperse the crowd and the consequent imposition  of Section 144

We noticed that the licence plate of the bus being vandalised read “GJ-05”, which meant that the vehicle was registered at the Surat RTO.

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Conclusion

An old video of a bus being vandalised in Surat during a protest has been falsely linked to the Haryana unrest.

Result: False

Sources
ABP Asmita Video Report, 2019
Aajtak Report, 2019
Self Analysis


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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