A video of a man being thrashed by a mob is being shared on social media with a claim that a he is BJP leader Umesh Singh and that was brutally beaten up by a crowd after he was found shouting ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans during the ongoing farmers’ protest.
“#किसान आंदोलन में शामिल होकर #पाकिस्तान #जिन्दाबाद के नारे लगते “#भाजपा नेता #उमेश सिंह” को किसानों ने पकड़कर #जूतों से मारा,” the post read in Hindi.
(Translation: BJP leader Umesh Singh beaten with shoes for raising ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans at the farmers’ rally)
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
➡धरने पर आए किसानों ने शख्स को पीटा
➡मीडिया में इंटरव्यू देने पर की गई पिटाई
➡दिल्ली निवासी शख्स को किसानों ने पीटा
➡अरूण नाम के शख्स की जमकर पिटाई
➡पिटाई का वीडियो हो रहा जमकर वायरल
— भारत समाचार (@bstvlive) December 14, 2020
As per the caption, the incident took place at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border and the man, identified as Arun, was allegedly beaten up by the protesters at the ongoing farmers’ rally.
The tweet also mentioned that the man was beaten due to a media interview and not because of pro-Pakistan slogans.
The same video was uploaded by other local media channels with the same claim.
This shows that the man in the video is Arun and NOT Umesh, as claimed by the viral post. Moreover, the reason for the thrashing mentioned also differs.
We also ran another search but did NOT find any media report about any BJP leader raising pro-Pakistan slogans at the ongoing farmers’ protest.
We also checked official website of BJP but did not find any information about any leader by the name of Umesh Singh.
We then checked the website of My Neta to gather more information but did not find details of any leader by the name of Umesh Singh belonging to BJP.
Hence, from the above information, it is clear that the man in the video is NOT a BJP leader and hence, the post in circulation is misleading.
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