Old video of UP police lathicharge on anti-CAA protesters shared as Delhi police

The recent communal violence in northeast Delhi has given rise to a plethora of misinformation circulated via images and videos. A 25-second clip of police lathi-charging a large crowd of Muslims has been shared by several people, many of whom seem to be celebrating the police excess. “Cleaning drive has been started in Delhi. #DelhiRiots (दिल्ली में सफाई अभियान शुरू दे सटा सट. #DelhiRiots).” wrote Rahul Awasthi, who self-identifies as social media in-charge of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), while sharing the clip on both Facebook and Twitter.

FACT-CHECK

Alt News broke down the video into multiple keyframes and reverse-searched each of them on Google. One such keyframe (highlighted below) threw up relevant search results.

We were redirected to two-month-old links which meant that the video cannot depict police excess during the recent communal riots in Delhi.

Facebook page ‘Rana JD’ shared the video on December 25, 2019, with the hashtag #SHAMEONINDIA.

A subsequent keyword search on Youtube led us to a longer version of the clip shared by the channel ‘SPN News’ on December 20, 2019. According to the channel, the police lathi-charge was during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Bulandshahr.

After the Citizenship Bill was passed in the Parliament, several districts of Uttar Pradesh, including Bulandshahr, witnessed violent protests. According to a report in The Wireat least 18 civilians lost their lives in the clashes.

A video of police lathi-charge during anti-CAA protests in UP’s Bulanshahr has been circulated online as Delhi police.

Print
Print Share Comment Cite Upload Translate Updates

Leave a Reply

APA
Priyanka Jha | Radio Free (2021-10-23T06:59:16+00:00) » Old video of UP police lathicharge on anti-CAA protesters shared as Delhi police. Retrieved from https://www.radiofree.org/2020/03/06/old-video-of-up-police-lathicharge-on-anti-caa-protesters-shared-as-delhi-police/.
MLA
" » Old video of UP police lathicharge on anti-CAA protesters shared as Delhi police." Priyanka Jha | Radio Free - Friday March 6, 2020, https://www.radiofree.org/2020/03/06/old-video-of-up-police-lathicharge-on-anti-caa-protesters-shared-as-delhi-police/
HARVARD
Priyanka Jha | Radio Free Friday March 6, 2020 » Old video of UP police lathicharge on anti-CAA protesters shared as Delhi police., viewed 2021-10-23T06:59:16+00:00,<https://www.radiofree.org/2020/03/06/old-video-of-up-police-lathicharge-on-anti-caa-protesters-shared-as-delhi-police/>
VANCOUVER
Priyanka Jha | Radio Free - » Old video of UP police lathicharge on anti-CAA protesters shared as Delhi police. [Internet]. [Accessed 2021-10-23T06:59:16+00:00]. Available from: https://www.radiofree.org/2020/03/06/old-video-of-up-police-lathicharge-on-anti-caa-protesters-shared-as-delhi-police/
CHICAGO
" » Old video of UP police lathicharge on anti-CAA protesters shared as Delhi police." Priyanka Jha | Radio Free - Accessed 2021-10-23T06:59:16+00:00. https://www.radiofree.org/2020/03/06/old-video-of-up-police-lathicharge-on-anti-caa-protesters-shared-as-delhi-police/
IEEE
" » Old video of UP police lathicharge on anti-CAA protesters shared as Delhi police." Priyanka Jha | Radio Free [Online]. Available: https://www.radiofree.org/2020/03/06/old-video-of-up-police-lathicharge-on-anti-caa-protesters-shared-as-delhi-police/. [Accessed: 2021-10-23T06:59:16+00:00]
rf:citation
» Old video of UP police lathicharge on anti-CAA protesters shared as Delhi police | Priyanka Jha | Radio Free | https://www.radiofree.org/2020/03/06/old-video-of-up-police-lathicharge-on-anti-caa-protesters-shared-as-delhi-police/ | 2021-10-23T06:59:16+00:00
To access this feature you must login or create an account.