A video of a flash mob dancing, in what appears to be a mall, is being shared with a claim that the it happened in Lucknow's LuLu Mall on the occasion of Navratri.
In July, a controversy had erupted after a purported video showing some people offering namaz inside the Lucknow mall was shared on the internet.
Alluding to the same incident, social media users have shared the video questioning the mall authorities about the Navratri celebrations when they had put up notices prohibiting religious prayers inside its premises.
However, we found that the video is from LuLu Hypermarket in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and not Lucknow. A longer version of the video was uploaded on their YouTube channel.
The claim suggests that some people were seen dancing in Lucknow's LuLu Mall on the occasion of Navratri.
It goes on to state that nobody objected to this celebration, but the same people had a huge problem when namaz was offered by a few people inside the mall.
At the time of writing this article, the video had garnered more than 22,000 views.
An archive of a similar claim can be found here.
WHAT WE FOUND
We performed a Google search using keywords such as "LuLu Mall navratri dance celebration."
This led us to a video uploaded on 26 September on an unverified YouTube channel called Sandeep K_P. It was a longer version of the viral video, which was titled, "Navratri Dandiya Flash Mob Dance @ Lulu Dubai UAE."
In the beginning of the video, we noticed that several boards and standees had text written in Arabic.
Further, we found that it also showed the outside view of the shop where LuLu Hypermarket can be seen.
We then searched the official website of UAE'S LuLu Hypermarket which had a YouTube channel linked to it. After going through their channel, we came across a longer version of the viral video.
It was uploaded on 5 October and the description mentioned, "Visit your nearest #LuLuUAE now to enjoy the spirit of festivity and get your favourite food, sweets, fashion and pooja accessories."
This clearly proves that the video is from UAE outlet of LuLu Hypermarket and not from Lucknow, as claimed.
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