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Fact Check: This claim being made about Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh is false

Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. This video is not from Pasighat, but from Yemen. It rains in Pasighat.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: July 27, 2022

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A video is going viral on social media these days in which a village situated on a hill can be seen. In the video, there are clouds around the village, which looks as if this village is floating in the clouds. The video is being shared and it is being claimed that this is the Pasighat area of ​​Arunachal Pradesh where it never rains, as this village is situated above the clouds. Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. This video is not from Pasighat, but from Yemen. It rains in Pasighat.

What’s in the viral post?

The viral video was shared by a Facebook page named Kaithal Public TV on July 25 and captioned it as “Translated: Unique village. This is the only village in the world where it never rains because this village is above the rain clouds in the sky. This village is known as Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. Isn’t it unique.”

The archive link of the post can be found here.

Investigation

To investigate this post, we first searched on the internet whether there is any place in Arunachal Pradesh named Pasighat where it never rains. We found that there is definitely a place called Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh, but it rains here. We found many videos where there were reports of heavy rains in Pasighat.

We got in touch with Ater Bengia, a journalist from Arunachal, regarding this. He said, “It is absolutely wrong that Pasighat does not receive rain. It rains here. In fact, due to heavy rains recently, the situation of floods was created here.”

Now it was clear that Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh receives rain. Now we wanted to know whether this video is from Pasighat or not? We extracted screengrabs of this video with the help of InVid tool and then searched these screengrabs on Google reverse image. We found this video on several Twitter accounts and YouTube channels with the description that the video is from Yemen’s Al-Hutaib.

Now we found out whether it rains in Al Hutaib. We found reports on several Indian news websites that “Al-Hutaib in Yemen is one of the places in the world where it never rains.”

Now we searched on authentic weather websites of Yemen to see if this is true? Nowhere did we find a confirmed report that it never rains in Al-Hutaib. However, a journalist from Yemen also told us that this place is known for not having rain. But Vishvas News does not independently confirm this.

The viral post was shared by a Facebook page named Kaithal Public TV. The page is followed by 41,952 people.

Conclusion: Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. This video is not from Pasighat, but from Yemen. It rains in Pasighat.

  • Claim Review : Unique village. This is the only village in the world where it never rains because this village is above the rain clouds in the sky. This village is known as Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. Isn't it unique.
  • Claimed By : Kaithal Public TV
  • Fact Check : False
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