A video is being widely shared on social media with a claim that unemployed youth who were protesting in front of the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister’s residence was beaten up by the police. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.
Claim: Police lathi-charge on unemployed youth who were protesting in front of MP CM’s residence.
Fact: The video is not related to Madhya Pradesh or MP CM Kamal Nath. The video was taken in Aligarh when police lathi-charged the activists of Hindu Jagran Manch for locking the gate of SSP’s office. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, a similar video was found in the search results. The video was uploaded on YouTube with the title, “Lathi charge on hindu jagran manch karykarta in Aligarh”. So, when searched on Google with the keywords ‘Lathi Charge Hindu Jagran Manch Aligarh’, several newspaper articles related to the incident were found in the search results. According to the article in ‘Times of India’, “Aligarh police restored to lathi-charge to disperse a group of Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) activists on Tuesday after they forcibly locked the gate of the SSP’s office while demanding the arrest of a man who was booked for attempt to murder three months ago .” Other newspaper articles related to this incident can be read here and here.
To sum it up, an old video from UP is being shared as lathi-charge on unemployed youth at MP CM’s residence.
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