Fact Check: Police did NOT beat man who hoisted blue flag on Independence Day

By Mounika Dasari  Published on  19 Aug 2020 3:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Police did NOT beat man who hoisted blue flag on Independence Day

Hyderabad: A video showing the police beating a man for hoisting a blue flag instead of the Tricolour on the occasion of the 74th Independence is doing the rounds of social media.

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Fact Check:

The video has been on the Internet for the past five months. Hence, the claim is FALSE.

NewsMeter did a reverse image search and found that the video has been on the Internet since March. Many people claim the man seen in the video was beaten up for violating the lockdown rules.

This video has been shared several times on various platforms depicting the strict action of Police during the lockdown.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7sz5f8

By using the image magnifier of the Invid tool we were able see that the jeep seen in the video is a Maharashtra police vehicle.

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Hence, the claim that cops beat up a man for hoisting a blue flag on Independence Day is FALSE. The video is from March.

Claim Review:Police did beat man who hoisted blue flag on Independence Day
Claimed By:social media users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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