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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann Thrashed By Public? No, Video Goes Viral With False Claim

Authors

Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

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.

Claim
AAP leader and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann was thrashed by the public.  

Fact
Video shows a mob assaulting the Yuva Jatt Sabha President in Jammu.

A video showing a mob assaulting a man wearing a yellow turban is being widely shared on social media platforms. Those who shared the video claim that it showed an attack on Punjab CM and Aam Aadmi Party leader Bhagwant Mann in public. Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. The video actually shows the crowd thrashing the President of the Yuva Jatt Sabha in Jammu during a rally.

Multiple X and Facebook users shared the 42-second-long footage claiming to show “Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann thrashed by people.”

Such posts can be seen here, here, here, here and here.

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Fact Check/Verification

We conducted reverse image search on the keyframes of the viral video, which  led us to a Facebook post by @JKROZANANEWS, dated April 13, 2024. Displaying the viral footage, it stated that the President of Yuva Jatt Sabha, Amandeep Singh Boparai was attacked during a rally of the organisation in Jammu.

Screengrab from Facebook post by @JKROZANANEWS

A report by JK Channel featured a video showing visuals similar to the viral footage, and stated that Yuva Jat Sabha President Amandeep Singh Boparai was assaulted in Gol Gujral area of ​​Jammu.

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We also found a video by Boparai, live streamed on his official Facebook account, detailing the incident. He said that during the Jatt Day rally on April 13, 2024, some individuals attacked him. 

Screengrab from Facebook post by Amandeep Singh Boparai

Boparai along with other members of Yuva Jatt Sabha held a protest over the attack on their rally, and claimed that it was Pakistan’s conspiracy. 

Bhagwant Mann Thrashed ?
Screengrab from Punjab Kesari website

Boparai also discussed the incident in an interview with Jammu Samvad. Newschecker reached out to the admin of Jammu Samvad who confirmed that the video shows an attack on Yuva Jatt Sabha President Amandeep Singh Boparai in Jammu’s Gol Gujral.

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Conclusion

We could thus conclude that a video showing a mob assaulting Yuva Jatt Sabha President Amandeep Singh Boparai in Jammu has been falsely shared to show an attack on Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann. 

Result: False

Sources
Facebook post By @JKROZANANEWS, Dated April 13, 2024
Facebook Post By JK Channel, Dated April 13, 2024
Facebook Post By Amandeep Singh Boparai, Dated April 13, 2024
Report By Punjab Kesari, Dated April 13, 2024
Telephonic Conversation With Jammu Samvad Admin


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Authors

Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

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.

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