Fact Check: Old video of fight between BJP-TRS workers in Telangana goes viral as recent from Gujarat
Viral video of clash between political workers being shared as that of Gujarat is old video from Jangao town in Telangana.
- By Vishvas News
- Updated: September 3, 2022
New Delhi (Vishvas News): Vishvas News came across a video being widely shared on social networking platforms. A clash between two political groups could be seen in the video. Social media users are claiming that the video is from Gujarat and that it is recent.
Vishvas News however in its investigation found that the video is an old video from Telangana of clash between BJP and TRS workers.
Twitter user Dharmendra Vavliya shared a video on his profile and wrote in Gujarati: પહેલા બીજા રાજ્યોમાં ભાજપ વાળા ને મેથીપાક ચખાડવાની પ્રથા હતી તે હવે ગુજરાતમાં પણ ચાલુ થઈ ગઈ છે. @AAPGujarat @AAP4Surat @AAPAmdavad
Translation: Earlier in other states it was a practice to make BJP members taste fenugreek, now it continues in Gujarat as well
Check the post and the archive version here.
Vishvas News started its investigation by checking the comments on the viral post.
Many users had commented that this video was not from Gujarat.
Vishvas News then uploaded the video in InVid tool and extracted screengrabs.
We zoomed into a few screengrabs and observed a few things. The boards on the shops were in a south Indian language and also one can clearly read ‘Jangaon Traffic Police’ in the video on a police stop.
The pink coloured flags in the video suggest that the people are workers of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). It was hence clear that the video was from Telangana.
After searching through appropriate keywords, we found a YouTube video uploaded on OneIndia News on February 10, 2022. The description said, “Clashes broke out between the TRS and BJP in the state of Telangana after there was a call for an Anti-Modi protest against the Prime Minister.”
This YouTube video was exactly similar to the viral video.
In the next step of investigation, Vishvas News reached out to a journalist who covers Telangana, Rahul Devulapalli. He confirmed that the viral video was old and was from Jangaon town, Telangana.
In the last step of investigation Vishvas News conducted a social background check on the social media user who shared the viral video. We found out that Dharmendra Vavliya is from Surat, Gujarat and belongs to a political party. He joined Twitter in January 2021.
Conclusion: Viral video of clash between political workers being shared as that of Gujarat is old video from Jangao town in Telangana.
- Claim Review : Earlier in other states it was a practice to make BJP members taste fenugreek, now it continues in Gujarat as well
- Claimed By : Dharmendra Vavliya
- Fact Check : Misleading
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