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Violence after ‘disturbed namaz’ in viral video is actually rival Chennai students fighting

Video has been shared by multiple right-wing handles, one followed by top BJP leaders.

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New Delhi: A video of young men pelting stones at a train has gone viral on social media, especially Twitter, where it was shared by multiple right-wing handles followed by prominent BJP leaders.

These handles claimed the men were throwing stones at the train because they were “enraged and disturbed” by its honking during namaz.

One such account was of Anand Kalra whose Twitter bio says he is a rashtravadi or nationalist. He is followed by BJP heavyweights such as Kailash Vijayvargiya, Majinder Sirsa, Piyush Goyal, Aman Chopra, Kapil Mishra and Nirmala Sitharaman.

The Ghaziabad resident tweeted, “I do not know where this video is from but it is being said that… they were facing trouble while reading namaz due to the train’s horn, that is why they were throwing stones at it.”

Amid several instances of recent communal clashes and violence in various parts of the country, this video could be an attempt to add fuel to the fire.

It can also be noted that retweeters said they were unaware of the location of the incident; and a number of these tweets were also identical:

Fact check

To put the record straight, the video is from Chennai, and the boys throwing stones are students of rival college gangs. The video was recorded by scared passengers on 12 April.

The rivalry between students of the Pachaiyappa College and Presidency College is bitter and has erupted into disruptive fights on many occasions.

This incident took place on 12 April when Presidency College students travelling on the Thirupathy Express spotted their rivals on another train.

Seeing an opportunity to kick up a fight, the Presidency students then behaved so poorly that fellow passengers had to request the train be stopped.

The moment the train pulled up near the Perambur railway station, these boys jumped out and attacked the other train with stones. A huge fight then followed.

The Sembian Police detained and questioned 15 Presidency College for the disruption and investigation continues in the matter, according to the India Today.

(In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer)

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