Fact Check: Ganpati Visarjan Yatra passed off as protest against Harsha's murder

A 22-second video of a crowd is widely being shared on social media. In the video, some people can be seen carrying saffron flags. It is being claimed that Hindus took to the streets to protest the killing of Harsha in Karnataka.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  11 March 2022 5:15 AM GMT
Fact Check: Ganpati Visarjan Yatra passed off as protest against Harshas murder

Hyderabad: A 22-second video of a crowd is widely being shared on social media. In the video, some people can be seen carrying saffron flags. It is being claimed that Hindus took to the streets to protest the killing of Harsha in Karnataka.

The post is viral on Facebook and Twitter

Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter began its investigation by performing a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to a post uploaded on a Facebook page named 'Hindu Maha Ganapathi, Chitradurga on October 02, 2021.

The caption of the post read, "Chitradurga's Hindu Maha Ganapathi – 2021 immersion Yatra. Hindus are saffron everywhere."

On further searching, we found a video uploaded on Gowri's kitchen & vlogs YouTube channel on 4 October 2021. Some part of the viral video has also been merged in it.


We found a similar video on another Facebook page 'Hindu Maha Ganapathi' on October 02, 2021. The video was shared with a caption, "Vishwa Hindu Parishad Hindu Maha of Bajrang."

Hence, it is therefore evident that the claim is False. The viral video has no relation with the demise of Harsha.

Claim Review:Video of Hindus taking to the streets to protest against Harsha's murder in Karnataka
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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