Old Video From Rajasthan Goes Viral as Muslims 'Boycotting' Hindus in Bengaluru

This video dates back to 2019 and is from Barmer, Rajasthan.

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A video showing several men wearing skull caps listen to a man appealing to 'boycott Hindu owned businesses' including petrol pumps, medical shops and autos or taxis is being shared massively online.

The claim: It states that the video shows a group of Muslim announcing 'an economic boycott' of the Hindu-owned businesses in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

This video dates back to 2019 and is from Barmer, Rajasthan.

An archive can be seen here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

(More archives to similar claims can be found here and here.)

What's the truth?: This speech was made in Barmer, Rajasthan and in 2019.

  • Barmer police confirmed that the man making the speech in the video was a relative of a deceased in an accident and later, action was taken against the man speaking in the video.


How did we find out the truth?: We divided the video into multiple keyframes and performed reverse image search on some of the keyframes.

  • On doing this, we came across a tweet made by a user on 14 March 2023 carrying the same video.

  • Under this tweet the verified account of Barmer police had replied stating that this incident took place in 2019 in Barmer, Rajasthan.

  • The police also stated that the incident involved a bus accident in front of a petrol pump in Barmer that claimed one life and left three injured.

  • In a follow-up tweet, the Barmer police added that this video shows the locals and family members gathered to perform the last rites while they also staged a protest against the accused bus driver.

  • It added that necessary actions were taken.

This video dates back to 2019 and is from Barmer, Rajasthan.

The police stated that this is an old video from Rajasthan.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

  • We also found a report shared by Patrika on 28 June 2019 which states that in Gagariya, Barmer, a man on a two-wheeler was killed by private bus, while three others riding pillion were injured.

  • It added that the bus driver was later booked.

Police confirm video's details: We reached out to Ramsar Police Station who dismissed the claims and said that the video is old and from Rajasthan.

  • He stated that the video showing the man making hate speech was a relative of the deceased and action was taken against the man speaking in the video.

  • We also learnt that the family of the individual deceased filed an FIR at Ramsar police station on 28 June 2019.

  • We obtained the FIR copy of the case which identified the deceased Maulvi Ghulam (40) along with others who were injured - Mirkhan (18), Irfan Khan (15) and Nizam (10).

  • According to the FIR filed by the family of the deceased, the bus driver was charged under section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), section 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life), and 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.

This video dates back to 2019 and is from Barmer, Rajasthan.

The incident happened in Rajasthan in 2019. 

(Source: FIR/Screenshot)


Conclusion: An old incident from Rajasthan is being shared as from Bengaluru along with false communal claims.

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