Fact Check: Muslim women protesting against the hijab ban were allegedly beaten by the police

News Claim: News is viral on social media regarding the Hijab controversy in Karnataka. In the viral video, some women wearing burqas are protesting, and some police officers are seen thrashing those women. It is being claimed in this video that these women were protesting over the hijab controversy, and the police lathi-charged them. Regarding the video, it is said that the police who beat up the woman wearing a burqa are from Karnataka. In the viral video, a burqa-clad woman can be seen trying to stop a policeman from lathi-charging. In such a situation, without knowing the truth of this video, people share it a lot and criticise the police.

News Verification:  According to our sources, the claim about the video is entirely false because this video is not from Karnataka but from the Ghaziabad district of UP, where Muslim women were protesting the Hijab controversy. This incident happened in Ghaziabad, but this video is viral as it is from Karnataka. According to the report, this video is being told on 16 February 2022. This video has already been found on many media platforms. This video is from Ghaziabad, where the police lathi-charged the women protesting over the hijab controversy.

The police had also lodged a complaint against the protesting women regarding this incident. According to the complaint, on February 13, the police had received information that a group of Muslim women had gathered with anti-government posters on Sani Bazar Road in Ghaziabad without permission. There was a scuffle between the ladies and the protesters to stop those protesting women. The FIR further states that the women constables who asked the protesters to return home were thrashed, and the men with the protesting women abused the constables.

News Verdict ayupp.com: We confirm that the viral video is fake.

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