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FACT CHECK: Three-year-old video from Bangladesh shared as refugees vandalizing railway station in Kolkata

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A three-year-old video from Bangladesh is being shared as 'Bangladeshi refugees vandalizing a railway station in Kolkata.'

A video is being widely shared on social media with a claim that refugees from Bangladesh have vandalized a railway station in Kolkata. A Facebook user named Rashmi R Chandra shared a video with a caption, "This scene from Kolkata, these are Bangladesh Refugees, they don’t have any citizenship if they dare to do this even without citizenship what happens after giving them Citizenship, God bless our Country.” 

 At the time of writing this article, this post has been shared more than 180 times. 

A number of other people have also shared this video on Facebook

You can watch the video down below. 

In this video, a group of people can be seen breaking the station's property and vandalizing whatever is coming there way. 

The truth behind the claim 

After 41 seconds in the video, the name of the station can be seen, which is Brahmanbaria.

With the help of a keyword search, we found reports by Bangladeshi media outlets published in 2016. A similar image was used in a report by Daily Sun which was published on January 14, 2016.  According to the report, “Six cases have been filed against some 5,000 people in connection with Tuesday’s violence in Brahmanbaria district town over the death of a madrasah student in a triangular clash.”

“Armed with bamboo sticks and iron rods, they [madrasa students] vandalized Brahmanbaria Railway Station, removed fishplates of railway tracks, ransacked an Awami League office and set fire to a police van, said, witnesses,” reported The Daily Star in their January 13, 2016 report. 

In conclusion, a three-year-old video from Bangladesh is being shared as 'Bangladeshi refugees vandalizing a railway station in Kolkata.'

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