6-year-old video of BJP leaders being heckled in Darjeeling is falsely linked to Manipur.


The people of #Manipur have recognized that the people of the rest of the country will soon do the same thing, #BJP people have come wearing saffron coloured #Manipuri gamchha to show sympathy, people took off their dhoti. #ManipurBurning

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A video showing a mob purportedly attacking BJP leaders wearing saffron scarf is widely circulated with a claim that the video is from Manipur and that the people in Manipur have recognised the ones with saffron scarf who have come to create sympathy. The viral posts further state that the other states too will soon recognise BJP members and will do the same. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.

What is the truth?

When reverse searching the viral video keyframes and further searching with relevant keywords we found that the video is not only old but is also from Darjeeling and not Manipur.

A tweet dated 6, October 2017 by Rifat Jawaid, Founder of ‘Janata Ka Reporter’ is found carrying matching visuals from the viral video. The video is captioned “BJP’s Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh attacked in Darjeeling, leaders thrashed mercilessly by Gorkhas”.

ABP News Youtube channel reported a news on 6, October 2017 with the title “Attack on BJP President Dilip Ghosh in Darjeeling”. This video also carries matching visuals from the viral video.

When West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh arrived to take part in the ‘Vijaya Sammelani’ of party members in Darjeeling, a scuffle erupted between the BJP supporters and the agitators. They also asked the  BJP leaders to leave immediately by raising slogans and waving black flags. Diljp Ghosh tried pacifying the agitators but he was heckled. The agitators also attacked the BJP leaders. The meeting was cancelled and the leaders left the place to escape from the brutal attack, reported NDTV.

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It is found that an old video of BJP leaders being heckled in Darjeeling is falsely shared as recent visual from Manipur.

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