Fact Check: Old video of burqa-clad girls dancing shared as recent

A 38-second video of some girls wearing hijab and dancing has gone viral on social media.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  16 Feb 2022 5:21 AM GMT
Fact Check: Old video of burqa-clad girls dancing shared as recent

Hyderabad: A 38-second video of some girls wearing hijab and dancing has gone viral on social media.


Users claim that girls are grooving out of joy as the suffering of wearing a burqa has gone away after the court verdict.



NewsMeter had also received the viral video on WhatsApp.

Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a keyword search which led us to a video uploaded on a YouTube channel 'Newsbuddy' on October 22, 2017.

According to the description of the video, the girls were seen dancing to SRK number 'Lungi Dance'.


The video was also uploaded on another YouTube channel 'Online King'. However, the channel uploaded the video on June 17, 2018.


We lastly searched for the updates related to the high court verdict on the hijab controversy. According to The Indian Express, "On February 15, 2022, the court continued the hearing as the petitioners argued that they should be allowed to wear headscarves in colors that match their school uniform as even Centre-run Kendriya Vidyalayas allow the same."

The hearing will continue on February 16.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/indianexpress.com/article/cities/bangalore/karnataka-bengaluru-live-updates-hijab-ban-udipi-protests-court-hearing-covid-7770062/lite/

Hence, the claim made through the viral post is False. The viral video is of 2017 and has no connection with the current hijab controversy.

Claim Review:Recent video of burqa-clad girls dancing
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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