Hyderabad: An image of cops thrashing people including women is viral on social media. Many social media users claim that it is from Afghanistan.

Original claim: अफगानिस्तान से आ रही है दिल दहला देने वाली तस्वीरें!लगता है किसी ने भी बुर्का नही पहन रखा इसीलिए.

Translated in English: Shocking pictures coming from Afghanistan! Maybe because no one is wearing a burqa


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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

On performing Google Reverse Image Search, we found that the same image was also uploaded by Patrika news. The title of the article associated with the image read, "विधानसभा घेरने पहुंचे पप्पू यादव समर्थकों पर लाठीचार्ज, सांसद को ढूंढ रही पटना पुलिस."

"Police lathi-charged supporters of Pappu Yadav as they went to gherao the Legislative Assembly. Patna Police is searching for the MLA," reads the English translation of the message.

We also found that the same image was uploaded by Getty Images. "Indian police wielding batons charged at members of the Nishad community as they rallied for preferred treatment under the scheduled caste category in Patna on September 4, 2015. India sets aside a proportion of jobs and places for Dalits, known as `untouchables', and for other so-called `backward castes' and tribals under measures intended to bring victims of the worst discrimination into the mainstream. But the policy of `reservation' causes resentment among other communities who say it freezes them out," reads the caption.

Therefore, the image is from Bihar, not Afghanistan.

Claim Review :   Police beating people including women in Afghanistan.
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Sabya Singh

Sabya is currently a fact-checker at NewsMeter and a full-time reporter with Hans India. she has a keen interest in pursuing stories of education, women and child development and loves photography. She is pursuing her M.A in mass communication and journalism from St.Francis of women. she is an avid reader and paints in her spare time.

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