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An old video shared on social media to show BJP leader Inayat Hussain getting thrashed for supporting CAA-NRC

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The claim that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Inayat Hussain, was assaulted for supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens is false. An old video is being shared to falsely claim the same. 

In the backdrop of continuous unrest against the CAA and NRC, a video surfaced on social media with a claim that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was assaulted for supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens.

A twitter user named Ali Sohrab shared the video claiming the same. 

The same video is being widely shared on Facebook and as well as on YouTube

You can watch the video here:

In the video, a man can be seen smearing a cleric's face with ink and was beaten up with a pair of shoes. Later, people intervene and stop the fight.

The caption with the widespread video identifies the assaulted man as Inayat Hussain, national treasurer of the BJP Minority Morcha and former chairman of the Haj Committee.

The truth behind the claim

In our investigation, we found this claim to be false

With the help of a reverse image search of keyframes from this video, we were directed to the same video that was uploaded to YouTube in March 2018, and was captioned as, "See the internal clashes between Khadims in Ajmer."

On further investigation, we news reports about the incident. According to the report, the incident originally happened in March 2018 in Rajasthan's Ajmer Sharif Dargah. The News Nation report stated,  "In Rajasthan's Ajmer Sharif Dargah, on Monday, a video of an assault on the secretary of the Khadimo Institute Anjuman Shaikhzadgan went viral. In this video, a Khadim named Sheikh Bunty is seen throwing ink on his face and turning his face black, along with slamming him with sandal."

News18 Rajasthan tweeted the same video on March 12, 2018. 

Hence, the claim that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Inayat Hussain,  was assaulted for supporting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens is completely false. An old video is being shared to falsely claim the same. 


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