A video of a man hitting girl students has gone viral on social media with claims that the man is ‘punishing’ the girls for not wearing hijab.
The man hitting the kids, as they move in a queue, is assumed to be their teacher. He is seen hitting mainly the girls without the hijab.
The video is viral with various claims; some allege he is hitting girls for not wearing a hijab, while the others gave it a communal angle alleging him to hit only ‘Hindu’ girls. One of the viral claims say, "THIS is ‘Islam’ American Islamists insist that Hijab is a matter of choice. Their White feminist allies support this medieval flag of jihad. Now see for yourself the punishment accorded to little girls for not wearing a hijab. This is their TEACHER! 👨🏽🏫🚫"
Another video uploaded on YouTube says, “Teacher punishes student who are Hindus”.
The Quint received a similar claim on WhatsApp to check the authenticity of the video.
The claims made based on the videos are false.
Although the act of hitting children in the video cannot be justified, it has been circulated under false claims. The man seems to be hitting the children for not wearing their uniform shoes.
If one pays close attention to the video, it starts with him hitting a male student. He then goes on hitting girls without hijab.
However, he does not hit two girls not wearing hijab. What was common between the children he hit? They were not wearing the uniform shoes.
The reason may be different from the viral claims, but the act in the video cannot be justified.