A video is being shared on social media claiming that it shows recent visuals of Muslims disrupting a Hindu rally in Maharashtra. In the wake of Hindu organizations recently organizing a massive rally under the banner of ‘Hindu Jan Aakrosh Morcha’ in Mumbai, this video is going viral on social media. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recent video of Muslims disrupting a Hindu rally in Maharashtra.
Fact: The video shared in the post shows a verbal spat between Hindu and Muslim groups during the Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The incident took place in April 2022. The video is old and has nothing to do with Maharashtra. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots of the video, a video with similar visuals was found posted by a Facebook user on 22 April 2022. This user mentioned it as the visuals of Muslims making religious slogans and obscene hand gestures during the Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Sharing a photo showing similar visuals, News 18 published an article reporting that BJP Leaders had claimed stone pelting during the shobha yatra in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore.
Reporting the complete details of the incident, several news websites published articles in April 2022. They can be seen here and here. According to these reports, a verbal spat had taken place between the Hindu and Muslim groups while Hanuman Shobha Yatra was crossing the Mosque located at the Nellore’s Court Compound Main Road. While the yatra was crossing the mosque, the people who participated in the rally reportedly increased the volume of the audio system and blew continuous horns of vehicles by making Hindu slogans. Responding to the signs from members of the rally, the Muslims gathered in the mosque shouted slogans of “Allahu Akbar” in a high tone and one of the Muslims allegedly made a vulgar gesture with his middle finger. Nellore police officials denied BJP’s claims of stone pelting during Shobha Yatra. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is old, and not from Maharashtra.
To sum it up, an old video from Andhra Pradesh was shared as the recent visuals of Muslims disrupting a Hindu rally held in Maharashtra.