Video From Sindh Falsely Shared As Police Excess In Kashmir

BOOM found that the video was from Sindh, Pakistan which was viral in May 2019.

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A video showing police in black t-shirts and khaki trousers barge into a house and beat up women is being shared with the false claim that it is from Kashmir.

The video is being shared on social media with a false narrative alleging brutality of Indian police forces on Kashmiri civilians.

Rapper Hard Kaur had shared the clip on Facebook tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The post has gained around 11,000 views and 166 shares while writing the article.

Viral on Twitter

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The video is viral on Twitter with several Twitter users falling for it.

FACT-CHECK

We broke the video into key-frames using In-Vid a video verification tool and searched on Yandex, a Russian search engine.

The search results showed a longer version of the video which is 1.59 seconds uploaded by YouTube channel named 'Khaabroo' on May 5, 2019.

The video caption was in Sindhi language and the caption of the video read that the Sindh Chief Minster ‎Murad Ali Shah should resign. Sindh is a state in Pakistan.

Additionally, the police uniform in the video does not match the uniform worn by Jammu And Kashmir police as can be seen in the tweet below.



Using these clues that the video could be from Sindh, we searched on Twitter with the keywords 'Sindh 'police' 'video' 'women' and found a tweet by Sindh Police on May 11, 2019.

Previously Viral in May 2019

We found several tweets claiming policemen spotted in the video are Sindh Police

Sindh Police claims the video is staged

In a bizarre twist the Sindh police claimed in a series of tweets in May 2019,that the video was staged. BOOM could not independently verify if the video was staged or not.



The tweet read, "Few Days back a video was made viral on Social media in which People in police uniform were shown torturing women while raiding a house.This video proved fake and it was designed to malign Sindh Police in general and Jamshoro Police in particular"



Additionally Sindh police tweeted a news report on the incident.

Dawn News reported on May 12, 2019, that four policemen and a civilian were arrested for uploading the fake video which showed women being tortured by uniformed men in Jamshoro.

Jamshoro SSP Tauqir Mohammad Naeem had told the media in a press conference that an investigation into the matter found that four of the uniformed suspects turned out to be policemen and the other four impersonators, reported Dawn News.

According to Dawn's story, two days before the videos were uploaded, a clash between traders of the area and a criminal gang occurred wherein police were called by the traders.

"The SSP said that the arrests provoked the gang mainly operating in Nawabshah and Naushahro Feroze for several years and it resorted to retaliate by defaming the Bhan Syedabad police through the videos," Dawn reported.

However, news reports about the incident did not explain the involvement of the four policemen in the viral video.

Claim Review :  Video Shows Kashmir Police Committing Atrocities
Claimed By :  Hard Kaur
Fact Check :  FALSE
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