Did the UP BJP workers enter the house of Dalits and beat them for not voting for the BJP? No, the claims are false!

The viral video shows an altercation between the two parties regarding the incident caused by a tree branch falling on an electric pole.

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BJP workers entered the house of Dalits in Kaushambi, UP, and beat them up because they did not vote for the BJP BJP leaders are bent on hooliganism in the entire country, oppressing Dalits and backward classes There is a call to Dalits and backward classes of entire Uttar Pradesh to unite, defeat BJP in the elections or else these BJP people will enter your homes, commit atrocities and will snatch away your rights and privileges by destroying the Constitution

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Explanation

The Indian election’s first four stages took place on April 19, April 26, May 7, and May 13. The following two phases are scheduled on May 25 and June 1, respectively, and on June 4 the votes will be counted. In 49 seats spread over six states and two union territories, including Ladakh, the fifth round of voting in India’s seven-phase election has finished.

In this case, a 13-second video shows a woman and a few men standing at a home entrance. Abruptly, we see that the males are engaged in a physical altercation. This post is shared with a claim stating, “BJP workers entered the house of Dalits in Kaushambi, UP, and beat them up because they did not vote for the BJP BJP leaders are bent on hooliganism in the entire country, oppressing Dalits and backward classes.” You can view a similar claim post here.

What’s the truth?

We started our analysis with a relevant keyword search like ‘BJP workers beat Dalits’ and ‘UP BJP workers enter Dalit homes. This led us to a tweet post released by the Pratapgarh Police.

According to the tweet, “In Kaushambi, UP, when the BJP broke into the house of Dalits for not voting for them, an investigation was conducted and it was found that the said incident was caused by a tree branch falling on an electric pole. There is an altercation/dispute between the two parties regarding the breakage, the incident site is related to village Ramma Ka Purva under the Manikpur police station area of ​​Pratapgarh district.

In the evening of 18.05.2024, a tree purchased by the contractor from the first party was cut, a branch of which fell on the electric pole located in front of the house of the second party, a resident of Village Ramma, and the electric wire broke and fell on the ground, which caused the second party to fall on it. When the parties asked for repairs, an altercation broke out between the parties on this issue, the video of which is viral on social media.

Because of peace and order, the Manikpur police station has taken preventive action and maintained vigilance. Viral news/video in social media “BJP attacked the houses of Dalits in Kaushambi, UP, when they did not vote for BJP. The investigation found that the viral news was wrong and misleading.” This tweet was posted by the Social Media Cell of Pratapgarh.

We discovered a video that the Pratapgarh police had released when we looked further. The Assistant Superintendent of Police for the Western region, Mr. Sanjay Rai, may be heard here refuting the claims made in the viral video as fake news.

All the above information confirms that the viral video shows an altercation between two parties due to an incident caused by a tree branch falling on an electric pole. Also, there is no political angle to this viral video as the claim suggests.

Conclusion:

As a result, we conclude that the widely circulated rumor that BJP workers broke into a Dalit family’s Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, home and physically assaulted them is false and misleading. After conducting an investigation, the Pratapgarh police issued a statement refuting the rumors.

Furthermore, the conflict in this video is between two houses and not BJP members pressuring the Dalit family to cast a ballot.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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