New Delhi: A video of two persons having a sexual intercourse at a public place has gone viral on Twitter, with many claiming on the micro-blogging site that it was shot at Shaheen Bagh, where there has been a sustained protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) since mid-December 2019.
The video — ThePrint is not sharing the posts because of the graphic content — was first shared by a user Sunday evening, and had got close to 2,000 likes and over 1,000 retweets on Twitter at the time of publishing.
Several other handles on the microblogging site have also since shared the graphic video, repeating the claim that it was shot at Shaheen Bagh.
The video is not from Shaheen Bagh as it has been existing on the web at least since May 2018, long before the protests began at the site in Delhi.
A screenshot of the video was uploaded on Twitter in May 2018, and the video was also uploaded on various pornographic sites later that year.
This is not the first instance when fake news has been circulated about Shaheen Bagh, where women have been staging a round-the-clock sit-in protest since 15 December 2019, opposing the citizenship law.
In January 2020, the BJP’s IT cell head Amit Malviya posted a video claiming that protesters at Shaheen Bagh were being paid Rs 500 by the Congress. It was shared by other media channels.
Shaheen Bagh protest is sponsored… सारा कांग्रेस का खेल है… pic.twitter.com/JOKIO2qK7P
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) January 15, 2020
Fact checking news website Alt News later found that the video was shot in a mobile store at Pul Prahladpur in Tughlakabad, 8 km from Shaheen Bagh.
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