Hyderabad: A rally organised by some Right-wing organisations, including the Bajrang Dal, to raise funds for the Ram temple in Ayodhya allegedly came under attack on 25 December while it was passing through a Muslim-dominated area in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Residents of the Begumbagh area in Ujjain allegedly pelted stones at the crowd. (Read here)

Amidst this, a video of a huge crowd carrying saffron flags has gone viral on social media. The video is reportedly from Ujjain where Hindus had gathered a day after the stone-pelting incident.

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Fact Check:

NewsMeter found that the claim is FALSE and the video is not related to the stone-pelting incident in Madhya Pradesh.

We performed a reverse image search using multiple keyframes of the viral video and found a YouTube video with the title "Gulbarga Ram navami 13_04_2019 New History create". The video is reportedly from Quadri Chowk in Karnataka.

Upon close observation, we noticed a white mosque in the background. We then searched for Quadri Chowk on Google Earth and found the same mosque, Bargah-e-Quadri Chaman, located in Kalaburagi in Karnataka.

We also noticed a shop named 'Basavaganga Medical and Enterprises' in the video and through Google Earth found that this store is located beside the abovementioned mosque in Karnataka.

Although NewsMeter couldn't verify the date of the video, it is evident that the viral video is not related to the stone-pelting incident that occurred recently in Madhya Pradesh. Hence, the claim a large group of Hindus took part in a unity procession after the stone-pelting incident is FALSE.

Claim Review :   Hindus organise unity procession after Bajrang Dal rally attack in Ujjain
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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