Muslims Brandishing Swords with Slogans to Kill RSS, Video: Fact Check

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Muslims Brandishing Swords with Slogans to Kill RSS, Video


Muslims Brandishing Swords in Procession, Raising Slogans to Kill RSS People:

RSS Murdabad..
Shoot those people in shorts..
Shoot the killers of Tabrez..
Revolution shall arise from the death blood of Tabrez.

Other Versions

1. (Hindi)
RSS मुर्दाबाद
चड्डा चड्डी वालों को गोली मारो सालों को
तबरेज के हत्यारों को गोली मारो सालों को
तबरेज तेरे खून से इंकलाब आएगा

2. No red इमोजी पूरे भारत मे मज़हबी उन्मादियों का खौफनाक रूप सड़को पर.नंगी तलवारों के साथ लग रहे नारे-
चड्ढा चड्ढी वालों को,
गोली मारो सालों को.
मौत का इशारा @RSSorg व अन्य हिन्दू संगठनों के कार्यकर्ताओं की तरफ.
क्या जिहाद शुरू हो चुका है भारत मे?

Fact Check:

A short video is circulating online alleging to show Muslims brandishing Swords, raising Slogans to Shoot and Kill RSS people. The video is shared with similar descriptions abusing RSS Murdabad (down to death) and shoot the killers of Tabrez Ansari. They also suggest revolution shall arise from the death blood of Tabrez. The claims are not true – an old Muharram procession video is doctored adding the controversial audio.

Origin of the Video with Slogans to Kill RSS People

On 19th June 2019, a mob in Jharkhand tied the 27-year old Muslim Tabrez Ansari to a pole and thrashed him with sticks on the suspicion of theft. Later, he succumbed to injuries on June 22nd, which led to protests over the mob lynching allegedly based on religious divide. The short video appearing to show Muslims brandishing swords and abusing RSS for Tabrez Ansari’s death appeared on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook page हां मैं मुसलमान हूं (Yes, I am a Muslim) shared the video in question on 30th June 2019. Notably, the video carried Facebook logo of Mj khan Indian, who has been sharing anti-RSS and anti-BJP posts.

Next day on 1st July, Sudarshan News shared the same video on their social media accounts making it viral. Consequently, the video of people carrying swords also appeared with descriptions raising concerns whether religious fanaticism is growing in India.

Doctored Video

When we started to find the actual origins of the video, we found the same footage also appears with another audio playing Jay Jay Jay Bhim song. Further search revealed the audio is actually added to an unrelated video.

The video in fact comes from Dehri (City in Bihar) and shows a short clip of Muharram procession Muslims conduct as part of their religious rites. Another YouTube user also shared the longer version of the video from 2017 with same description. The original video of Muharram procession neither has Jay Jay Jay Bhim song nor slogans abusing RSS.

So, the claims about Muslims carrying swords raising slogans to kill RSS people are just hoaxes. The original video simply shows a normal Muharram procession to which the controversial audio is added.

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Prashanth Damarla