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Old Video of Police Beating Women Protestors in Ranchi Shared as Madhya Pradesh

This video dates back to 2019 and shows police beating protesting Anganwadi workers in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

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A video showing policemen violently beating women protestors with sticks is going viral on social media to claim that this recently happened in Madhya Pradesh.

This video dates back to 2019 and shows  police beating protesting Anganwadi workers in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

An archive of the post can be seen here.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

(You can view more archives of similar claims here and here.)

Is the viral video really from MP?: No, this video is from Ranchi, Jharkhand and dates back to September 2019.

  • It shows police beating workers of Anganwadi Sevika Sahayaka Sangh.

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How did we find out the truth?: We performed a reverse image search on some of the keyframes of the video and came across several old news reports carrying the same video.

  • One of the reports by The Quint from 25 September 2019 stated that several Anganwadi Sevika Sahayaka Sangh workers who were protesting in Jharkhand's Ranchi were beaten up by the police.

  • This happened on 24 September, the 40th consecutive day of their protest.

This video dates back to 2019 and shows  police beating protesting Anganwadi workers in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

This video is from 2019 and is from Jharkhand.

(Source: TQ/Screenshot)

More about 2019 protest: The Anganwadi workers had demanded that they should be declared as government workers and till then, the sevikas should be paid Rs 18,000 and sahayakas should be paid Rs 9,000.

  • The demands also included that retirement age of workers should be increased to 65 from 60 years.

  • Further, at retirement sevikas should be given Rs 5 lakh and sahayakas should be given Rs 3 lakh.

This video also went viral in the past with a different claim stating that this clip was from Assam. You can read our fact-check here.

Conclusion: Clearly, this viral video does not show police beating women protestors in Madhya Pradesh, it is an old clip from Jharkhand.

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