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BJP UP Shares Video of People Thrashing Woman in Amethi as That From Rajasthan

The video is from Amethi and the incident took place on 15 November.

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A video of men mercilessly thrashing women is being shared on social media with the claim that the assault took place in the Congress-led state of Rajasthan.

The video is shared taking a dig at Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who at a recent election rally in Gorakhpur, ahead of the upcoming UP elections had said "I'm a woman, I can fight", and asked the women to repeat after her.

However, we found the video is from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

The Quint also got in touch with the Amethi police superintendent who confirmed to us that the video is from Amethi and three accused have been arrested in connection with the case.

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CLAIM

The video is being shared by 'BJP Jamshedpur' page claiming the assault video is from Rajasthan. The video has over 11,000 views at the time of writing this article.

(Trigger Warning: Video shows scenes of abuse against women. Viewer discretion is advised.)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>An archive of the tweet can be found <a href="https://archive.st/archive/2021/11/twitter.com/4by4/twitter.com/MahanagarBjp/status/1461334378080964612.html">here</a>.</p></div>

An archive of the tweet can be found here.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

The video was also shared by the official Twitter handle of BJP Uttar Pradesh and we found the archived link on WayBack machine, a web archives website. You can view it here.

Social media users have shared the video along with similar claims and the archived links can be seen here, here, and here.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

Using InVID WeVerify Google Chrome extension, we fragmented the video into several keyframes and conducted a reverse image search using relevant keywords.

We found one tweet by a user on 18 November who said the video is from Amethi district and the men had thrashed the women due to a land dispute.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>A user had shared the video claiming it's from Amethi, UP.</p></div>

A user had shared the video claiming it's from Amethi, UP.

(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

Amethi police had replied to the tweet saying that the case happened under the jurisdiction limits of Gauriganj police station and a case has been registered on 15 November under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Amethi police took cognisance of the video on Twitter.</p></div>

Amethi police took cognisance of the video on Twitter.

(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

We also found one tweet by Hindi news website TV9 Uttar Pradesh that said the men thrashed a mother and her daughters in Amethi over a land dispute.

Amethi police had replied the same in this video as well.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>TV9 Uttar Pradesh had shared the video stating it's from Amethi.</p></div>

TV9 Uttar Pradesh had shared the video stating it's from Amethi.

(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

We also found the video posted in the official Twitter page of Uttar Pradesh Congress on 18 November taking a dig at MP Smriti Irani and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>UP Congress' Twitter handle shared the video on 18 November.</p></div>

UP Congress' Twitter handle shared the video on 18 November.

(Source: Twitter/ Screenshot)

Further, we also spoke to Amethi additional superintendent of police Vinod Kumar Pandey who confirmed to us that the video is from Amethi and three accused in the case have been arrested.

Clearly, a video from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh is being shared falsely as from Rajasthan.

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