Fact Check: Disturbing Video From 3 Year Ago Shared With False Communal Claim

The Logical Indian Fact check team investigates the claim that women are being regularly harassed in Kerala since Hindus are a minority in the state.

Kerala   |   8 Sep 2020 11:29 AM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Rajath Arkasali Arkasali
Fact Check: Disturbing Video From 3 Year Ago Shared With False Communal Claim

A disturbing video of a man attacking a woman is being circulated on social media with the claim that these incidents usually occur in Kerala since Hindus have become a minority there.

The Logical Indian finds the video disturbing and will not be reproducing it in the report. In the video, a man can be seen trying to molest a woman while another woman tries to rescue her, other male voices can also be heard in the video.

"This is not the only viral video from Kerala showing molestation of a woman. Such incidents are commonplace there. The main objective is that Hindus are a minority in the state (Translated to English)," reads the caption of one such post.

BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia had also retweeted the video and had appealed to the National Commission of Women to look into the matter.


The video was shared several times on Facebook.

Claim:

Women are being regularly harassed in Kerala since Hindus are a minority in the state.

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

A Google Reverse Image search was done by breaking the video into individual frames using InVid. This led to news reports from 2017, which carried visuals from the viral video.

According to a Times of India broadcast on the incident, the incident had occurred in Kanigiri town of Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh in August 2017.


Reportedly, a 19-year-old college student was sexually assaulted allegedly by her boyfriend, Sai, in the Kanigiri town of Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. The incident came to light when the video of the crime, shot by his two friends, Karthik and Pawan, surfaced on social media.

According to an NDTV report, Karthik had apparently been upset about her new relationship with Sai and had instigated Sai to assault the student and film the act, the police had informed.


Further, Hindus comprise 54.7 per cent of Kerala's population, followed by Muslims (26.5 per cent) and Christians 18.3 (per cent), according to the 2011 Census.

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Claim Review :  Women are being regularly harassed in Kerala since Hindus are a minority in the state.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

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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.

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Bharat Nayak

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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.

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