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Video of a family fight in Gujarat is falsely being shared as an MLA beating a Dalit man


Many Facebook users are sharing a post with a video alleging that a Gujarat MLA, along with his supporters, has attacked a Dalit young man. Let’s try to analyze the claims made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: In Gujarat, an MLA Anil Upadhyay and his followers attacked a Dalit young man for purchasing a car and driving it on roads.

Fact: The video posted is the one related to a clash between the members of a family in Gujarat. So, the claim stands FALSE.

When the video in the post is searched on YouTube with keywords “Man beaten on the road in Gujarat”, the same video was found in a Telugu News Channel V6. They have broadcasted it during their news bulletin. According to the video, in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, a son-in-law was beaten up by his uncle and other relatives on a dowry-related issue. The attackers even hit the person’s car and damaged it later on.

To sum it up, a video of a family fight in Gujarat is shared with a false narrative of MLA beating a Dalit man.


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