Fact Check: Old Video Of People Quarrelling In Califonia Shared As Recent One From Canada

A video showing some people quarrelling inside what seems like a gurudwara, is doing the rounds on social media. It is being claimed that the video shows the power struggle within a minority community in Canada.

A user shared the post with a caption, ‘कनाडाई प्रधानमंत्री जस्टिन ट्रुडो भारत में खालिस्तानियों को समर्थन दे रहा है। अब कनाडा में ही गुरुद्वारों की सत्ता के लिये सिखों में आपस में संघर्ष शुरू हो गए हैं। जल्दी ही ये सारे कनाडा में दिखेगा। जो दूसरों के लिये गड्ढा खोदता है …….’

(Translation- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is supporting Khalistanis in India. Now power struggles among the Sikhs have started for the power of Gurdwaras in Canada itself. Soon it will be seen all over Canada. Who digs a pit for others)

Here’s the link to the above post. Check other similar posts herehere and here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that the claim is false.

We ran a Reverse Image Search on the keyframes from the video and found the video on a YouTube channel published on January 12, 2016. The headline of the report read, ‘fight between Sikhs in Turlock gurdwara California |HAMDARD TV’.

With that information, we did a Google search using some keywords and found a video by ABP News dated January 13, 2016. ‘Brawl breaks out in a gurudwara in Turlock City, California’, the title read.

According to the video, the brawl took place in a gurudwara in Turlock City, California, USA between two groups over a leadership issue.

Further, we found media reports as well, covering the same incident. Read reports here and here.


As per the report, several people were injured as a major fight broke out between two groups at a gurdwara in California over a leadership issue. The incident took place at a famous gurdwara in Northern California’s Turlock city.

Hence, based on the above information, we can say that the video is old and shot in the United States of America and not Canada as claimed in the post.

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