A previous video showing police arrests in Hyderabad was shared as a recent one from Uttar Pradesh
This footage dates back to August 2022, when over 90 young guys in Hyderabad were forcibly held by police.
Social media users are sharing a video of multiple uniformed police officials breaking into homes, yanking young men out, and arresting them. The incident happened recently in Uttar Pradesh.
The viral video's title commends the administration of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for "arresting" protestors against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). These images, however, actually date back to August of this year, when Hyderabad police arrested a number of young men from their houses for demonstrating against T Raja Singh, the suspended leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), following Singh's offensive remarks about Prophet Muhammad.
The caption with the video says, "शाम को 5:00 बजे रैली निकाली ,आर एस एस वालों को काट डालो और 7:00 बजे शाम को योगी सरकार का रिजल्ट!"
[Translation: These people had a rally against RSS at 5:00 PM, and by 7:00 PM, CM Yogi Adityanath's government showed them the result by taking this step.]
According to the video's description, Hyderabad police stormed into multiple Old City residences on August 24 and forcibly arrested young men in response to incidents of stone-throwing against the police in some neighborhoods.
Massive demonstrations against Singh's remarks against the Prophet on August 23 had also been published by the Rewa News Media. As a result, the police arrested a number of young men, despite their parents' insistence that they were not involved in the protests and were innocent.
Singh was detained on August 22 but was later freed on bond, it was stated. But the Telangana police nabbed him once more on August 25.
Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), intervened and the police later released over ninety persons.
Additionally, after closely examining the viral film, we discovered a board that said "Shaffaf." After performing a pertinent keyword search on Google Maps, we discovered that Shah Ali Banda in Hyderabad's Old City was the spot.
When we compared the street view and the viral video, we saw parallels.
It is obvious that an outdated Hyderabadi video is being circulated under false pretenses as one from Uttar Pradesh.
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