Fact Check: Video of Punjab rally passed off as Bajrang Dal march in Chhattisgarh

A video of a civilian convoy is viral on social media. All the vehicles in the video can be seen in the video have saffron flags.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  15 Oct 2021 5:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Video of Punjab rally passed off as Bajrang Dal march in Chhattisgarh

Hyderabad: A video of a civilian convoy is viral on social media. All the vehicles in the video can be seen in the video have saffron flags.

Users claim this video is from the Bajrang Dal rally in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh.

"Another video of youngsters from Bilaspur on their way to Kawardha. People from Bajrang Dal are leading from the front," reads a caption from the viral post.

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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search of a screenshot from the viral post, which led us to a video bulletin uploaded on September 4, 2021, on a YouTube channel 'Khabar1India'. In this bulletin, we can see the footage of the viral video.


Taking a cue from this, we performed a keyword search which led us to a news report published on the Amarujala website on September 4, 2021.

According to the report, Hindu organizations had taken out a rally from Patiala in Chandigarh to submit a memorandum to CM Captain Amarinder Singh seeking Hindu Temple Act. But this rally was stopped by the Mohali police.

"On Friday morning, an organization came out from Patiala to give a demand letter to CM Captain Amarinder Singh in Chandigarh regarding Hindu Temple Act. When this organization reached Airport Chowk Mohali via Rajpura, Banur, Zirakpur, and Mohali police gathered in large numbers and stopped them from moving forward. Later they sat on the road. There was a heavy jam on the road. Later police cleared the road. A large number of cops were deployed," the report reads.

The team found a video on the Facebook page 'JK24×7 News Punjab'. It reads: "The entire Hindu Sangathan were present at the rally taken out for the Hindu temple Act."

It is therefore evident that the viral claim is False.

Claim Review:Video of Bajrang Dal workers going to Kawardha
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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