The Holi altercation clip shared with communal spin is a scripted video!

Claim

Forget about Muslims, even Hindus don’t like forced coloring. See if you have applied Kuttapa properly.

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Explanation

On 25 March 2024, Hindus celebrated Holi, a festival that marks the start of spring, by dousing each other in color. The main activities of the celebrations include singing, dancing to drum beats, and smothering each other in colored water at both private and public gatherings.

In this case, a 45-second viral video shows some men entering a restaurant with colors in their hands. A woman is seated on a chair that has been pulled out from a table. A man appears on the woman’s backside and snottily daubs the woman’s face with the colors he is holding in his hands. She hits him after becoming enraged. As this is going on, more people can be seen approaching from all directions, and they all start fighting. Interestingly, we see a police officer in the middle of this scene attempting to manage this group of individuals.

This post is shared with a claim stating, “Forget about Muslims, even Hindus don’t like forced coloring.” You can view similar claim posts here and here.

What’s the truth?

We started our analysis with relevant keywords along with the keyframes on Google which led us to an Instagram handle. While researching we discovered that the account belongs to the actor and wrestler ‘The Great Khali.’

Also, when we looked at the video we noticed that it is captioned as “This video is only for entertainment purposes.” This indicates that contrary to what the claim implies, the viral video is staged.

The information above makes it clear and verifies that the widely shared video depicting a large-scale fight between individuals dousing each other in Holi colors was carefully thought out and scripted.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, it is untrue that the widely circulated assertion that forced coloring offends not just Muslims but also Hindus. The widely shared video is not authentic; rather, it is created purely for entertainment, as it purports.

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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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