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Scripted video shared as real incident of a Muslim man and Hindu priest rearranging an upside-down National flag

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A video is being shared on social media claiming it as live CCTV visuals of a Muslim man and a Hindu priest rearranging an upside-down tricolour National flag on Republic Day. This post portrays it as the true Nationalism in India. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Video of a Muslim and a Hindu priest rearranging an upside-down tricolour National flag on Republic Day.

Fact: The video shared in the post is a scripted one. This video was created by a video creator named Maurya Desikalakaar. This video does not show a true incident. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, we could not find any relevant information regarding this video in the search results. When we searched for the source of the video using keywords, we found the same video published on a Facebook page named Maurya Desi Kalakaar. Maurya Desi Kalakaar published this video on 26 January 2022. On his Facebook page, Maurya Desi Kalakaar described himself as a video creator from Kesariya town in Bihar.

Maurya Desikalakaar shared multiple similar scripted videos on his Facebook page. They can be seen here, here, and here. In the description of a few of his videos, it is mentioned that these videos are created for only entertainment purposes.

Earlier, when similar scripted videos were shared as the real incident visuals on social media, FACTLY published fact-check articles debunking those claims. They can be seen here, here, and here.

To sum it up, a scripted video is shared as a real incident of a Muslim man and a Hindu priest jointly rearranging an upside-down tricolour National flag.

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