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2014 video is being falsely shared as ‘Delhi Police thrashing a student at Jamia University’.

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A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows Delhi Police thrashing a student at Jamia Millia Islamia University. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Delhi Police thrashing a student at Jamia Milia Islamia University.

Fact: The video was taken at Red Fort (New Delhi) in January-2014. Delhi Police has suspended 3 policemen after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has posted the same video on their Facebook account in 2014. So, the video is not related to Jamia University or the recent anti-CAA protests. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.    

When the screenshots of the video were run through the Yandex Reverse Image Search, the same video was found to be in circulation since 2014. ‘News 18’ has posted the same video in January-2014 with the following description: ‘Delhi: 3 policemen suspended for beating civilian’.

In the ‘NDTV’ article, it can be read that the Police claimed that the man in the video was a pickpocket. The same video posted by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on their official Facebook account in January-2014 can be watched here. The video is not related to Jamia University or the recent anti-CAA protests.

To sum it up, 2014 video is being falsely shared as ‘Delhi Police thrashing a student at Jamia University’.

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