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Still From 2014 Bhojpuri Film Viral as ‘Hindus Tortured in Bengal’

The viral image shows a man forcibly disrobing a woman on the streets as people continue to stand around and watch.

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A still from Bhojpuri film ‘Aurat Khilona Nahi’ which was released in 2014 is doing the rounds on social media with a claim that it shows Hindus being “tortured” in the state.
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Amid the high pitched Assembly elections in West Bengal, a still from Bhojpuri film ‘Aurat Khilona Nahi’ which was released in 2014 is doing the rounds on social media with a claim that it shows Hindus being “tortured” in the state.

CLAIM

The viral image shows a man forcibly disrobing a woman on the streets with hundreds of people standing around and watching.

The caption reads: “In Bengal, the houses of Hindus are burnt, temples are being demolished. Nevertheless the UN shanti duniya silent world only speaks for the Rohingyos. Gaddar will now fight for our brothers #StandWithBengalHindus” (sic)

An archived version of the tweet can be accessed <a href="https://archive.st/v1ze">here</a>.
An archived version of the tweet can be accessed here.
(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

The aforementioned image is being widely circulated on Twitter. (Archived version of the same can be viewed here and here.)

The same image had earlier gone viral in 2018 with a claim that it shows BSP leader Bakruddin Ansari molesting a Dalit woman.

WHAT WE FOUND

We ran a reverse image search on the viral photo and found a 2014 blogpost which carried the same image.

Still From 2014 Bhojpuri Film Viral as ‘Hindus Tortured in Bengal’
(Source: Bhojpuri Cinema News Blog/Screenshot)
As per the blog, the said image is a still from a Bhojpuri film titled ‘Aurat Khilona Nahi’ which released in 2014 and highlights the atrocities on women.

We found the full movie uploaded on YouTube.

The said still can be seen 2 hours and 11 minutes into the film.

Still From 2014 Bhojpuri Film Viral as ‘Hindus Tortured in Bengal’
(Source: YouTube/Screenshot)
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Among others, Bhojpuri star and BJP leader Manoj Tiwari and Monalisa Biswas featured in the movie.

Clearly, a still from a feature film has resurfaced on the internet amid the West Bengal Assembly elections with false claims.

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