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Twitter user Gopal Goswami shared the video that was viewed over 2,600 times. The actual video is of Tabligh Jamaat clashes from Bangladesh.

New Delhi: A video showing rioters from the Muslim community has gone viral with a false claim that it was reported from West Bengal.

A Twitter user named Gopal Goswami, who links the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS)’s website on his profile, shared the disturbing video Wednesday.

Goswami’s tweet didn’t explicitly mention where the video originated from, but in a reply to his tweet, he claimed it was from West Bengal.

The video posted by Goswami, who has over 8,100 followers on Twitter, received more than 290 retweets and was viewed over 2,600 times. To expand the reach of the video, Goswami tagged prominent Right-leaning personalities like Shefali Vaidya, Prashant Patel and Kapil Mishra. He also tagged Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Consequently, Patel, who has a verified account, also retweeted the video. It was also quote-tweeted by multiple Twitter users.

The actual video, however, is from Bangladesh dated 1 December 2018, when two factions of the Sunni organisation Tabligh Jamaat clashed fiercely over control of the venue for Bishwa Ijtema, one of the biggest Muslim congregations in the world.

According to a report by Daily Star, a leading English newspaper in Bangladesh, the clash happened at Ijtema Maidan in Tongi in the Gazipur district of Bangladesh. One person was killed while over 200 were left injured in the clashes, the Dhaka Tribune reported earlier.

In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer.


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