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Old Video Of TMC Leader Arshaduzzaman Attacking BJP Woman Worker In Barasat, Falsely Linked To Sandeshkhali Violence: Fact-Check 

Reportedly from the ongoing violence in West Bengal’s Sandeshkali, a disturbing video depicting a man assaulting a woman while she gives an interview to a media outlet is making the rounds.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @ajaychauhan41 tweeted “Many ‘Sandeshkhaali’ are flourishing in West Bengal, Women cannot even tell about the atrocities committed on them.” on Feb 18, 2024. The tweet has received an about more than 7k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @SonOfBharat7, @kapz30, @RealBababanaras, @Sudhir_mish, @AshTheWiz, @SudheerChaudhry, @Savit12, @0Shunya0 also made the same claim that the woman was beaten by a man while she tried to speak to a media person in Sandeshkhali. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this is an old video that shows TMC leader Arshaduzzaman assaulting Nilima De Sarkar, a BJP local worker, on September 18, 2018, the day of the Bangla Bandh in Barasat. The ongoing violence in Sandeshkhali is unrelated to it.

We visited zee news, which published an article on this incident on Oct 1, 2018 with the headline “That BJP leader of Barasat is again affected again, this time after being kicked, the family is at the door of the court”. Also, one India posted an article on this incident with the headline “Women workers of Modi’s party again affected in the state! Hit the road, watch the video”. The post regarding this incident was made on Oct 1, 2018.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers are circulating old videos from Barasat claiming to be from the Sandeshkhali violence in 2024 to set their political narrative and create panic. A disturbing video that shows a man assaulting a woman giving an interview to a media person is being circulated, claiming to be from the ongoing violence in West Bengal’s Sandeshkali. This is an old video that shows TMC leader Arshaduzzaman assaulting a BJP local worker named Nilima De Sarkar during the Bangla Bandh in Barasat in September 2018. The violence that is still occurring in Sandeshkhali is unrelated to it.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that this is an old video, showing TMC leader Arshaduzzaman attacking a woman named Nilima De Sarkar, a local worker of BJP, on the day of Bangla Bandh in Barasat in September 2018. It has nothing to do with the ongoing violence in Sandeshkhali.

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