A video clip has gone viral on social media, which claims that the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters burned pictures of Hindu gods during a rally. Netizens have widely condemned the video.
A twitter user has attributed the content of the video to blind hatred towards Hinduism. The tweet has more than 80 thousand views.
In another tweet, a user wrote that the whole incident is shocking and asked how the CAA is related to Hindus.
This tweet was shared by Sambit Patra, BJP spokesperson, who wrote, "This video is shocking …how can any protest have a right to defile the tenets of Hinduism ..who gives them the right to burn the pictures of Hindu Gods & Goddesses ..why should any protest be an Anti-Hindu protest?? Is this is what the Congress & Communists promote?? #Shame"
His tweet went viral all over twitter.
Pictures of Hindu gods set ablaze by Anti-CAA protestors at a rally.
The claim is false
An Old video falsely linked to Anti-CAA protests
The people in the clip can be heard chanting slogans in Kannada. At the 58-second mark in the video, one can hear the protestors chant, "Zindabad, Zindabad! Ambedkar Zindabad!"
On August 14, 2018, a Facebook user posted a longer version of this video and wrote: "Young Ambedkarites burning portraits of Hindu Gods in Ashokpuram MYSORE to protest against Sanghis who burned copies of the Constitution".
*Young Ambedkarites burning potraits of Hindu Gods in Ashokpuram MYSORE* to protest against Sanghis who burned copies of the Constitution.��✊��
Shwetha Gurumurthy ಅವರಿಂದ ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 14, 2018
On comparing the two videos, it became evident that these two were identical.
Since the original video was posted more than a year ago, it cannot be a part of the Anti-CAA protests, which started in December 2019 and is still continuing. Therefore we can ascertain that the video is not from an Anti-CAA rally.