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Bhavnagar, Gujarat— Hindu Tailor Attacked By Muslim Extremists For Playing Hanuman Chalisa? Fact-Check 

A video depicting three young men physically assaulting a man has gone viral, alleging that Muslim extremists attacked a Hindu tailor for performing Hanuman Chalisa in his shop.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @MeghUpdates tweeted “An Kanaiyalal like attempt was made in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar- A tailor who was playing Hamuman Chalisa at his shop attacked, Accused absconding.” on Feb 3, 2024. The tweet has received an about 788.3k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @Bajrangdal_Guj, @UnSubtleDesi, @OpIndia_com, @MYogiDevnath, @_treeni, @eOrganiser, @SudarshanNewsDL, @RituRathaur, @AshwiniSahaya also made the same claim that Sahil, Shaukat, and Munna attack a Hindu tailor for playing Hanuman Chalisa in their shop. User claimed it as a Kanhaiya Lal-like murder attempt in Bhavnagar. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that Bhavnagar police claim he was physically assaulted because of a dispute about dust being thrown on the shutters of the shop. Further action is being taken after the accused were placed under arrest.

The official account of @SPBhavnagar tweeted the official report of this case in a twitter post on Feb 3, 2024.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating sensitive videos with false claims to create communal disharmony. A sensitive video that shows a group of three youths violently attacking a man has been shared, claiming that a Hindu tailor was attacked by Muslim extremists for playing Hanuman Chalisa at his shop. The truth is that he was assaulted, as per the Bhavnagar police, because of a dispute about dust being thrown on the shop’s shutters. More action is being taken after the accused were taken into custody.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that according to Bhavnagar police, he was beaten up over an issue regarding dust throwing on the shutters of the shop. The accused have been arrested, and further action is being taken.

Also Read : Darbhanga, Bihar — Lone Hindu Family in Village Harassed, Forced To Convert To Islam? Fact-Check 

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