Fact Check: Old Video Of Cow Vigilantism Resurfaces As Recent

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that a Video shows a crowd attempting to convert a Muslim man’s religion in a recent incident.

India   |   21 Aug 2020 11:25 AM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Old Video Of Cow Vigilantism Resurfaces As Recent

A video showing a man tied to a pole is being circulated on WhatsApp. In the video, the man is slapped repeatedly by a group of people who also force him to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'.

The video was also shared last year with the claim that the video shows a Hindu mob attempting to convert a Muslim man.

The captions, last year, read, "A minor Muslim guy being assaulted by Hindu Mob forcing him to say aloud their slogan – Jai Shri Ram. They slap the boy and force him to convert to Hinduism. Will the Indian Minister ask for a report? Or is she too jittery?"

The Logical Indian received a request to verify the video.


Video shows a crowd attempting to convert a Muslim man's religion in a recent incident.

Fact Check:

The claim is false. Google Reverse Image search for the video was done by breaking the video into individual frames using InVid.

This indicated that the video has been on the internet since 2015, therefore the incident is definitely not recent.

A reverse image search on Yandex showed that the video has been shared multiple times with different messages.

In the video, the man is asked about transporting cows for slaughter purpose, and the name of the buyer.

The Logical Indian could not verify the source of the video. However, it is not recent and shows an incident of cow vigilantism.

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Also Read: Fact Check: Old, Unrelated Photo Apparently Show Gods Being Treated Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Claim Review :  Video shows a crowd attempting to convert a Muslim man’s religion in a recent incident.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

Founding Editor- Special Project

As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Creative Producer

" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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