A video is being shared widely on social media with a claim that it shows stones being pelt at a train by Muslims. The video is being shared in the context of the recent communal violence in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri during a ‘Shobha Yatra’ on Hanuman Jayanti. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video shows stones being pelt at a train by Muslims.
Fact: There is no communal angle in the incident shown in the video. The video shows a fight between two groups of college students at a railway station in Tamil Nadu. According to news reports, the students are from Presidency College and Pachaiyappa’s College, who also previously fought on several occasions. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image, many similar videos were found in the search results. The ‘NEWS TN’ has posted the same video on their YouTube channel with the following title – “Fight between Chennai Pachaiyappa College students & Presidency college students | Perambur”. Many other news channels have also published the video with a similar description. Some of them can be seen here, here, and here.
According to ‘ETV Bharat’, “an ugly spat broke out between two gangs of college students at a railway station in Chennai which led them to hurl stones at a train, stirring panic among passengers”. There is no communal angle to the incident in the posted video. Some of the other news reports regarding the incident in the video can be read here, here, and here. As per news reports, the students are from Presidency College and Pachaiyappa’s College, who also previously fought on several occasions. Some of the old articles regarding the conflict between the two colleges can be read here, here, and here.
To sum it up, a clash between students of two colleges in Tamil Nadu is shared with a false communal narrative that Muslims are pelting stones at a train.