No, the video does not show Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu being thrashed


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The Maldives Parliament plunged into turmoil on January 28, 2024, as both ruling party and opposition members clashed during the vote on President Mohamed Muizzu’s cabinet approval. The chaos erupted when opposition MPs protesting the president were initially prevented from entering the session.

Meanwhile in a 15-second video, we can see a blue-shirt man thrashing the white-shirt man on the floor. Many on X shared this video and claimed that Maldivian President Mohammed Muizzu was thrashed in Parliament.

The similar claimed video shared by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters can be seen here, here, here, and here.

What is the truth?

We ran a keyword search and found the accurate news reported by India Today titled “Videos: Chaos in Maldives Parliament as MPs fight each other, disrupt proceedings.” A screengrab from the viral video is featured on this article.

This happened during a heated exchange, a physical altercation ensued between Kanditheemu MP Abdulla Shaheem Abdul Hakeem Shaheem and Kendhikulhudhoo MP Ahmed Easa, sparked when Shaheem accidentally bumped into Easa.

The clash led to injuries to Shaheem’s head as they both fell in the vicinity of the parliamentary chamber. Minority leader Moosa Siraj intervened to try and stop the fight. Following the incident, Shaheem was said to have been transported to the hospital, as per the information provided in the media reports.

Similar news was reported by many media outlets, such as TOI, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, and News18.

According to all the media reports, nowhere is it mentioned that Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu was thrashed in the Maldives Parliament. It was falsely shared, but in reality, the two other parliamentarians fought with each other at the Maldives Parliament.


It is found that the Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu was not thrashed or found in the video that is being shared. In reality those seen in the video are other MPs.

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