Hyderabad: A video of police lathi-charging some people is viral on social media. Users claim it is from Kashmir.

"The heart grieves, the eyes shed tears. We grieve over what was revealed to our nation (Raise your hands and pray for them). India has asked all people except Muslims to immediately leave Kashmir in preparation for a massive military campaign, as usual, against "terrorism" or, more precisely, against "Islam". The internet and communications were cut off in preparation for a major massacre (sic)," reads the English translation of the post in the Arabic language.


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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter firstly performed a Google Reverse Image Search which led us to a video uploaded on 31st December 2019 on YouTube channel `Social Media News'. The description of the video reads, "Indian Police Beaten anti-Citizenship Law protester. CAA – NRC – CAA_NRC – India – CAAProtest _CAA."


Taking a cue from this, the team performed a keyword search which led them to a video on the YouTube channel `NYOOOZ UP- Uttarakhand'. The description of the video reads, "Gorakhpur: Police lathi-charge on NRC and CAA protesters".

The team also found a video report by The Times of India published in 2019 that had a similar video. "After a day of simultaneous anti-CAA protests in multiple cities across Uttar Pradesh, violent protesters pelt stones at the cops in Gorakhpur today. Protesters were spotted pelting stones at the cops deployed to maintain law and order in the city. Violent protests have also been reported in Firozabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, and Hamirpur in UP where protesters have targeted the cops. As many as 12 police vehicles were torched by the protesters in Firozabad," reads the report.

In all the videos, the team noticed two shops namely 'Mangala Wedding Collection' and ' Maa Vaishno Stationers'. The team searched for both the shops and found them to be in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.


It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False. An old video from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh is being linked to Kashmir.

Claim Review :   Video of police officers beating up people in Kashmir
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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