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Muslim Man Being Tortured By Haryana Cops? No, Unrelated Video Shared With Communal Twist

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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 video allegedly showing Haryana Police along with members of Hindu organisation torturing a Muslim man has been shared following the Nuh communal violence.

Muslim Man
Facebook post by Everyday a step towards Islam & Jannat

Such posts can be seen here, here and here.

Also Read: Distressing Video Of Girl Whose Home Was Demolished In Delhi Shared As Aftermath of Nuh Violence

Fact

A Google lens search on the keyframes of the footage led us to a YouTube channel “TEGIYA BANGLES,” which had shared the same video on August 6, 2023, titled “dosti ki saja.”

Taking a clue, we looked up “Dosti Ki Saja” on YouTube, which yielded a short film by Vipin Pandey Entertainment Production, dated July 31, 2023. The description of the same listed the cast and crew of the film, and added, “We want to convey this message that we should attract our sons and daughters towards us, that they should tell everything about us.”

Screengrab from YouTube video by Vipin Pandey Entertainment Production

After comparing both the videos, we could conclude that the viral footage in fact shows a scene from the short film.

(L-R) Screengrab from viral footage and screengrabs from YouTube video by Vipin Pandey Entertainment Production

Also Read: ‘No One Was Raped During Nuh Violence’: Bittu Bajrangi Clarifies Amid Claims Of Hindu Women Being Raped

Further, the viral footage was posted on the channel on July 28, 2023, days before the Nuh violence broke out, with the title “Coming soon video So please support my youtube channel”

Screengrab from YouTube video by Vipin Pandey Entertainment Production

Another behind the scenes video posted on the channel clearly shows a camera man.

Multiple videos and images, related to the shoot of the film, were also shared by Vipin Pandey on his Facebook account, and can be seen here, here, here and here.

We found multiple videos of actors featured in the viral footage as well, like this, this and this.

Hence, a video from shooting of a short film has been falsely shared to show the Haryana police and members of Hindu organisation torturing a Muslim man.

Also Read: 2020 Video Of Man Wailing Shared In Context Of Communal Violence in Nuh

Result: False

Sources
YouTube Video By Vipin Pandey Entertainment Production, Dated July 31, 2023
Facebook Account Of @vipin.pandey.10485546


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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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