Fact Check: Video of TN students pelting stones at train given shared with communal twist

A video is viral on social media with the claim that it shows a group of Muslims pelting stones at a train after its horn interrupted their prayers.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  24 April 2022 11:14 AM GMT
Fact Check: Video of TN students pelting stones at train given shared with communal twist

Hyderabad: A video is viral on social media with the claim that it shows a group of Muslims pelting stones at a train after its horn interrupted their prayers.





Fact Check:

A reverse search led us to a longer version of the video uploaded on YouTube by Sathiyam News, a Tamil news channel. The title said a clash broke out between college students in Perambur, Tamil Nadu.

News 18 Tamil Nadu and other media outlets had also reported the incident. However, there was no mention of namaz in the video's description or title.

According to a report by India Today from 11 April, a fight broke out between two rival student groups from Pachaiyappa's College and Presidency College at the Perambur railway station. "Students from Presidency College allegedly behaved in an unruly manner and forced passengers to complain and get the train stopped. Then they got down and began to pelt stones at the train traveling towards Arakkonam, targeting Pachaiyappa's College students, which led the train driver to stop the train. Then, a fight broke out between both groups." Here, too, there was no mention of namaz.




It is clear that the video does not show Muslims pelting stones at a train after its horn interrupted their prayers.

Claim Review:A video showing members of a Minority community pelting stones at a train after its horn interrupted their prayers.
Claimed By:Social media users.
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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