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New Delhi: In a viral video that claims to have been shot in Bihar, a group of Muslim men can be seen engaged in stone pelting.

Shared over 5,000 times on Facebook, the caption to the video posted by a user named Peeihu Suraj Sonkar says that while stones were being pelted, the police didn’t take any action. Nobody would say anything since the victims are Hindu, the caption added.

Reports have also claimed that the incident took place just days after a youth in Bihar, named Sunny Gupta, was reportedly killed in an alleged communal altercation.

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Fact check

The viral clip was actually shot at Hyderabad in Pakistan’s Sindh province last week. Bilawal Farooqui, a Pakistani journalist with a verified Twitter account, had shared the video on 23 April.

“Activists of banned sectarian outfit #SipaheSahaba/#ASWJ in SITE Hyderabad hurl stones at the house of a man accusing him of committing blasphemy. They also shout “Shia Kafir” & police as usual appear helpless & eventually book the man. Report & video via Zawar Asghar Ali Baloch,” Farooqui wrote in his tweet.

The video also clearly shows the uniform worn by Pakistani police.

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  1. Whether Pakistan or India, stone pelting is a trade mark of Islamists. India has seen it in Kashmir and now islamists from all corners of India are doing stone pelting for ridiculous reasons. It must be the Islam that inspires its followers to do stone pelting otherwise it’s hard to find any other rational argument. Islam has so much anti modernism but there are no movements for its reforms.

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