A video is being shared on social media claiming it as visuals of five Muslims brutal attack on a group of Hindus in front of a Mosque in India. A few WhatsApp users have shared this video claiming it was an incident from Hubli, Karnataka. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of Muslims thrashing a group of Hindus in front of a Mosque in Hubli, Karnataka.
Fact: The video shared in the post shows a recent incident that took place in Bangladesh. This video shows Touhidi Janata supporters in Bangladesh assaulting a group of Muslim youth celebrating Eid by playing music through loud music speakers in a moving truck. The Karnataka State Police fact-check team published an article clarifying that this incident had taken place in Bangladesh, not in front of a Mosque in Karnataka’s Hubli. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, a video with similar visuals was found published by a few Bangladesh news channels recently. They can be seen here, here, and here. These news channels reported it as the visuals of Touhidi Janata supporters in Bangladesh thrashing a group of men for celebrating Eid by playing loudspeakers in a moving truck.
Touhidi Janata, a group of supporters of an Islam took the initiative to prevent obscene celebrations during the Eid. On 06 May 2022, Maulana Nazrul Islam Siraji from Bangladesh shared the same video on his YouTube channel and spoke about the incident. Several youth in different places of Bangladesh were arrested or penalized for playing loud DJ songs and making obscene gestures during the Eid celebrations. Bangladeshi news articles that reported these incidents can be seen here and here.
When this video went viral as an incident from Hubli, the Karnataka State Police Fact-Check team published an article clarifying that the video is from Bangladesh. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post shows an incident that took place in Bangladesh and both sides involved in the incident belong to the same (Muslim) community.
To sum it up, a video from Bangladesh is shared as visuals of Muslims thrashing Hindus in front of a Mosque in India.