An old video of people being thrashed outside the mosque for violating the COVID lockdown was shared with a communal angle

Communal False

The viral video is old and it has no communal angle. Karnataka Police thrashed Muslims for violating the coronavirus lockdown in March 2020.

A video of a policeman beating a group of Muslim people outside the mosque is going viral on social media with a claim that Indian police are experts in dealing with Muslims because they know that mosques are the source of terrorism. 

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Fact Check- 

By performing a reverse image search on Google with the key frames of the viral video, we were directed to an ANI report published on 26 March, 2020. As per the report, Karnataka Police thrashed people for violating the coronavirus lockdown in Belgaum on March 26. The incident took place outside a mosque when people were returning after offering prayers. The incident has no communal angle.

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The same news was covered by many credible media outlets. Such as Lokmat Times, The Print, and Business Standard

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The Karnataka Police thrashed people for violating the coronavirus lockdown in Belgaum in March 2020. The incident took place outside a mosque when people were returning after offering prayers.  Muslim people were beaten by Karnataka police because local Muslims were offering prayers amid the nationwide lockdown.  

https://youtu.be/9jOQEGBM72s

Taking account of these evidences, we can understand that an old video of Muslim people thrashed by Karnataka police outside the mosque for violating the nationwide COVID lockdown norms was shared with a communal angle

Conclusion

Fact Crescendo found that the claim made along the video to be False. The viral video is old and it has no communal angle. The video shows an incident occurred in Belgaum in March 2020. Karnataka Police thrashed Muslims for violating the COVID lockdown.

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Title:An old video of people being thrashed outside the mosque for violating the COVID lockdown was shared with a communal angle

Written By: Usha Manoj 

Result: False

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