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Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh — Old Video Of a Couple Being Attacked, Resurfaced With Communal Claims: Fact-Check 

The victims’ religious identities are highlighted in a disturbing and sensitive video that has gone viral, portraying the group of people beating up a couple on the street with sticks as a hate crime based on religion against a minority community.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @ShaykhSulaiman tweeted “MUSLIM FAMILY BEATEN IN INDIA” on April 1, 2024. The tweet has received an about 32.1k views on X. Several other accounts, including @AlFarisEmirati made the same claim that the Muslim family was brutally beaten in India due to its religion. It is a religion based hate crime. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this is an old video from Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh, showing a fight between two groups of the same community over their children. The incident took place in July 2020. Both the victims and the accused were members of the same Muslim community.

The official account of @siddharthnagpol tweeted “In the referred case, a case has been registered at Etwa police station under relevant sections and 03 people have been taken into custody, other necessary advance action is in progress.” on July 7, 2020.

Further, @siddharthnagpol shared the official report regarding this incident, which occured on 06-07-2020 in a twitter post on July 8, 2020.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating sensitive old videos with false claims to create communal tensions in India. A disturbing, sensitive video that shows a group of people beating up a couple with sticks on the street has been shared and projected as a religion-based hate crime against a minority community by highlighting religious identity of victims. The truth is that this is an old video from Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh, showing a fight over children between two groups of the same community. July 2020 was the month of the incident. Both the victims and the accused came from the same community (the Muslim community).

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is that this is an old video from Siddharthnagar, UP, where there was a dispute between two groups of the same community regarding their children. The incident occurred in July 2020. The accused and victims both belonged to the same community ( Muslim community).

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