Video Claiming Kashmiris Were Beaten Up in Chandigarh Is Fake!

The video purports to show Kashmiri workers being attacked after Pulwama, but it is actually from before the attack.

Updated21 Feb 2019, 06:37 AM IST
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Video Claiming Kashmiris Were Beaten Up in Chandigarh Is Fake!

CLAIM

A video showing a brawl is being shared on Facebook claiming that Kashmiri workers were beaten up in Chandigarh after the Pulwama attack that took place on 14 February.

Kashmiri waiteru ke halat Chandigarh mein. Hotel manajmet .ka kam karta tha

Posted by Panun Kashmir on Friday, February 15, 2019

The video shows a group of people in a hotel smashing cutlery in rage and roughing up some people who appear to be staff members.

The clip has been shared on Facebook at least a couple of thousand times. One caption reads “protesters beat kashmiri workers in chandigardh” [sic].

protesters beat kashmiri workers in chandigardh.

Posted by Kashmir news on Friday, February 15, 2019

While some bought it, some social media users pointed out that the video was fake.

Video Claiming Kashmiris Were Beaten Up in Chandigarh Is Fake!

FACT

Although Kashmiris have been facing intimidation in several states after the Pulwama attack, the video here is actually from a wedding reception held in Piccadily Hotel in Delhi’s Janakpuri area.

The video had first gone viral on 11 February, a few days before the Pulwama attack. The commotion depicted in the video happened after the wedding guests clashed with hotel staff for allegedly serving cold food.

This happened at Piccadily Hotel Janakpuri..Baraatis were not happy at the service..and cold food..see the damage by the...

Posted by Kuks Singh on Monday, February 11, 2019

As reported by Times of India, the said hotel is owned by Jessica Lall’s killer Manu Sharma. The hotel staff told police that some inebriated guests barged into the kitchens and smashed the plates as can be seen in the video. The chaos went on for nearly half an hour. Two guests and a staff member were charged under Section 107/151 of the CrPC (disruption of peace), TOI reported.

This story was first debunked by BoomLive.

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Published: 17 Feb 2019, 10:01 AM IST
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