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The pictures are from the clashes during the Ram Navami rally in Asansol

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Many Facebook users are sharing a post with a set of pictures in it. In the post, it is claimed that Muslims have attacked Hindus during the latter’s bike rally. Let’s try to analyze the claims made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: In Barakar, near Asansol, Muslims attacked the Hindus during the latter’s bike rally

Fact: The clashes took place when the Ram Navami rally, organized by the Hindu community was going down the Barak road with devotional music from the audio system . Hence the claim in the post is TRUE.

On doing Google Reverse Image search, some of the pictures in the post were found in an article of the Hindi newspaper livehindustan.com. On searching for more information, an article with the NDTV’s video coverage of the Barakar clashes was found.

As per the NDTV’s article, the clashes took place when the Ram Navami rally – organized by the Hindu community was going down the Barak road with devotional music from the audio system. Some locals from the Muslim community objected to the noise and this triggered an argument between the two communities which further lead to stone-pelting. The incident was reported by multiple news outlets like Times Now & My Nation.

Though it isn’t clear who has started the attacks on whom, the clashes have indeed taken place between the two communities at Barak during the bike rally.

Finally, the pictures in the post are the ones related to clashes between the two communities, at Barakar, during the Ram Navami rally. 

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