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Were ISCON sanyasis, stopping distributing BHAGAVADGITA in West Bengal

Brief Outline: A Viral video claims that west Bengal Police beating and terrorising the ISCON sanyasis and stopping them from distributing BHAGAVADGITA and other Hindu literature in West Bengal. 

Origin: The original news was spread by a facebook group page Sri Mayapur Candrodoya Mandir

Ayupp Rating: Video old from GOA, 2008.

Viral Example: West Bengal Police beating and terrorising the ISCON sanyasis and stopping them from distributing BHAGAVADGITA and other Hindu literature in West Bengal. The sanyasis are from western countries converted to ISCON faith, sacrificing all their jobs, wealth and comforts for the Same of belief. How long you tolerate? Is this the secularism we profess in our country? See👇👇

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Detailed Analysis:  This is fake video being uploaded by many on the social media sites and promoted on the whatsapp as well.

The same video was published someday back with the title Lord Krishna's devotees came from Russia to visit Goa but Christians beaten them with support of police, on youtube

Both of these videos are old and did not occur in the recent times as well, it was reported by heraldgoa on 26 Nov, 2008, with the same image of a person as can be seen in the viral video. On click of this link we are not able to get any information on the event.

As commented by one of the yourtube users “The case is in Goa - in the Christian state and these people are not Hindus, but Christians. We walked, sang, and behaved not defiantly, did not interfere with anyone. The policemen drove past, stopped and screamed about Christ, attacked us, insulted, broke the mrdang, and the devotee who played the karatalas, one was took devotee by the head and hit our car with all our might. After that we could not stand and it turned out to be a fight. Then we were taken to the station and between lectures as Jesus loves us to beat us up there again. We were kept in the cell for 5 days”.


So one thing is very clear, this video is not from West Bengal and not shot recently.


A user on reddit debunked this story.

Eight Russians arrested for clash with police.

Religious chants by a group of Russian members of the Hare Ram Hare Krishna sect near the Mapusa police station took a violent turn on Tuesday, when the Russians clashed with the police and ended up getting assaulted by the public. Two policemen were injured in the clashes and the eight Russians have been arrested on charges of rioting and assaulting cops.

According to Mapusa police, a group of Russians dressed in saffron attire were seen marching along the main streets of Mapusa chanting Hare Ram, Hare Krishna, equipped with dholak (drum) and a harmonium.

Irritated by the singing and consequent traffic congestion that resulted along the main road opposite municipal market, some citizens informed the police about the nuisance.

A police team led by PSI Tulshidas Dhavaskar and Head Constable Ramesh Kalangutkar rushed to the site and requested the revelers to stop their activity.

However, the revelers paid little heed to the police and continued with their activity. Finding himself on the defensive, PSI Dhavaskar requisitioned additional police force, following which about four constables were rushed to take stock of the situation.

The police team stopped the march at the taxi stand and asked the group to come to the police station. As the policemen were trying to take the members of the group to the police station, the group members allegedly began assaulting the cops. Police Constables Sushant Chopdekar and Prabhakar Porob sustained injuries in the scuffle.

On noticing the cops being at the receiving end of the group, general public intervened and thrashed the foreigners before handing them over to the police.

While police managed to arrest eight members of the group, others fled away from the site. Those arrested include Egoloboi Bable, Eugene Cathrina, Ekolo Valanko, Alexander Valanko, Costancio Roma, Terence Tubo, Gory Gorbelo and Andre Adito.
All the eight accused have been booked under Sections 143, 145, 147 149 and 353 IPC. PSI Tulshidas Dhavaskar is investigating the case.