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Fact Check: Old video of bike rally in Assan with swords viral on social media as recent

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Summary

The viral video depicting a bike rally in Assam is not a recent event but from 2020.

A video depicting a bike rally in Assam went viral on Facebook on April 23. In the video, the youth can be seen brandishing swords and machetes. In their posts, Facebook users have thanked the Assam Police for working hard "to control riots and do not let riots happen".


 

Fact Check

At the top left corner of the video, the text "Tinsukia Assam" can be seen. On the top right corner, the website eastmojo.com can be spotted. Doing
relevant keyword searches based on this, it was found that the bike rally is from October 2020. Not only EastMojo but several other news websites like insidene.com and Assam Times also covered this event.

Furthermore, the same video was found on the EastMojo Youtube channel.

According to EastMojo, one youth from the rally admitted to being a member of the Bajrang Dal.

Taking all this into conclusion, the video is clearly from 2020.

In conclusion, the viral video depicting a bike rally in Assam is not a recent event. A rally consisting of youth brandishing swords and machetes was falsely claimed as such by social media users.

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