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Fact Check: Video of a woman being beaten by her own family over land dispute in UP shared with communal narrative

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The viral video of a woman being beaten on the street is from Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh, where the woman was being beaten up over a land dispute between husband and wife. The family is not from the Muslim community.

Turkey Journalist Ali Keskin tweeted a video showing a group of men beating up a woman on the street. In the video, the woman is screaming and people are standing around watching the horror faced by the woman. In the video, we can also see a Cop but he did nothing the stop it. 

According to social media users, the video is from India where the woman being beaten is from the Muslim community.

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The tweet by Ali Keskin reads "Muslims are oppressed in India and will continue to be oppressed if we do not protect them. It's time to be unity. The Indian government will account! #ModiResignation ". 

The viral video received 174,700 views and 2,100 retweets at time of writing this article .

A Pakistani user name Hassan khan also shares the same video using caption "Terrorism in India is being monitored by the police. A woman is being beaten. Modi government's RRS is oppressing Muslims as well as the rest of the minority. Modi has handed over the whole of India to a terrorist organization. Knows that India is a terrorist country".

The viral post received 5,300 views and 205 retweets at the time of writing this article.

 Fact Check

In our investigation, we found that the video is from Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh, where the woman was being beaten up over a land dispute between husband and wife. The family is not from a Muslim community.

After using related keywords, we found a news report of Dainik Bhaskar published on May 22, 2020 in which the same video was used. According to the report, there was a dispute over the sale of a house between Ashok and his wife Sushila, living in the Rehra Bazar police station area of Balrampur district in Uttar Pradesh. Ashok wanted to sell the house to his brother but Sushila was in favor of selling it to someone else. There was a dispute between the two about this matter. Sushila called up UP police helpline for help, but when police arrived, Ashok started beating her. Her brother in law and his three sons also attacked her. SP Dev Ranjan Verma suspended two employees after the video went viral. Four people have been arrested and two are absconding

In Conclusion, there is no communal angle in the case. The woman was beaten by her own family members over a land dispute. 

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