Telangana government has started implementing a night curfew from April 20. In this situation, several old videos have started circulating with a narrative that Hyderabad Police once again started thrashing people found roaming at night.

Few users shared the below video with the caption "Opening shot today night curfew in Hyderabad."

Another video is also viral with the caption "HYDERABAD CITY POLICE in Action on Curfew Night"

Archive links:

https://web.archive.org/save/https://twitter.com/jagat_darak/status/1384549115736956931

https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=947950092329276

Fact Check:

All viral videos are old.

Old videos of the 2020 lockdown have been shared as RECENT.

When searched for the viral videos, Google reverse image search fetched us results from March 2020. The viral video has been shared on Twitter in March 2020 stating: "One more video-4 of Hyderabad police beating Citizens at Qilwat for violations, Maybe they are wrong but who gave police powers to use force on Citizens...? @TelanganaCMO @KTRTRS @TelanganaDGP @KTRoffice @hydcitypolice @CPHydCity (sic)."

The same video has been shared on outlookhindi.com in March 2020.

Though we did not find any matches for another viral video, we found the same video shared on Facebook pages with the narrative "Osman Bagh kamatipura ps bahadurpyra me lockdown curfew ke douran" in March and April 2020.


When NewsMeter tweeted regarding an old video seeking help from audience to identify the location, time and date. The responses showed the video is from 2020


So, it is clear that these videos are old and NOT recent.

Therefore, the claim that these videos show visuals of the recently implemented night curfew in Telangana is FALSE.


Claim Review :   Videos of people thrashed during night curfew in Telangana
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Satya Priya BN

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