A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the recent visuals of a mob, pelting stones on police in Jaipur, Rajasthan. In the wake of the recent mob attack on policemen in Jaipur, this post is being shared on social media. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recent video of a mob pelting stones on police in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Fact: The video shared in the post is an old one. This incident took place a few years ago at the Lal Chowk area in Anantnag city, Jammu and Kashmir. This video has nothing to do with Rajasthan. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, videos with similar visuals were found published on social media at least since 2017. They can be seen here and here. So, it is confirmed that the video shared in the post is an old one.
On observing the video carefully, we could see two adjacent shops with ‘Western Hosiery’ and ‘Sathoo Furnishings’ written on their boards. When we searched for the details of these showrooms using keywords, we found a similar image of these adjacent shops on the ‘Western Hosiery’ Facebook page. According to the description provided on this Facebook page, these shops are located in the Lal Chowk area in Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir. The same image with a similar description was found on the ‘Alstrong Enterprises India Pvt Ltd’ Facebook page.
Also, we could see hoarding of ‘Vasco’ adjacent to a ‘BATA’ showroom in the video. By referring to the details provided on ‘Just Dial’ website, it is confirmed that the ‘Vasco Pasco’ shoe centre is also located at Lal Chowk in Anantnag.
The ‘India Today Fact-Check’ team contacted ‘Western Hoisery’ shop owner Khalid Sathoo for clarification regarding this video. Speaking to ‘India Today’, Khalid Sathoo said, “I was present in my shop when this whole thing happened. I remember on that day; some people were pelting stones towards the police forces. While this was going on, a police officer sought shelter in my shop and I tried to help him. When the stone pelters noticed this, they came running towards my shop to get hold of him”. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is an old one and has nothing to do with Rajasthan.
To sum it up, an old video from Jammu & Kashmir is falsely shared as the visuals of a mob, pelting stones on police in Rajasthan.