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Was A Youth Beaten For Hoisting A Saffron Flag In West Bengal? A FactCheck

Was A Youth Beaten For Hoisting A Saffron Flag In West Bengal? A FactCheck

This is a video from Deoria, Uttar Pradesh in March 2018 of an unrelated incident.

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Claim

This is a video from West Bengal which shows that this boy was beaten for hosting a saffron flag atop his house.

Fact

The incident took place in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh on March 28, 2018, and not West Bengal as being claimed. The victim Shamshad Ahmed was thrashed after he asked the main accused Nasir Ansari to return the money he had lent him. BOOM had previously fact-checked this in May 2018.

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Claim

This is a video from West Bengal which shows that this boy was beaten for hosting a saffron flag atop his house.

Fact

The incident took place in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh on March 28, 2018, and not West Bengal as being claimed. The victim Shamshad Ahmed was thrashed after he asked the main accused Nasir Ansari to return the money he had lent him. BOOM had previously fact-checked this in May 2018.

  To read more click here

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Anmol Alphonso is a fact-checker with BOOM. He has previously interned at IndiaSpend as a fact-checker and was a reporting intern at Times of India, Indian Express, and Mid-Day. He is a post-graduate diploma holder in journalism from St Paul’s Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai.

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