Fact Check: Violent mob attack Hindu sanitary worker in Pakistan, NOT in Telangana
The caption of the video implies that the scene is from Telangana and the crowd is forcibly entering Hindu houses with slogans of separating heads from bodies.
A video showing a violent mob climbing onto a closed residential building and knocking on the doors is being shared widely on social media with a claim that this incident occurred in Telangana. In the video, the mob can be heard shouting 'Sir tan se juda', meaning that the head will be separated from the body. The caption of the video implies that the scene is from Telangana and the crowd is forcibly entering Hindu houses with slogans of separating heads from bodies.
This video is being shared with caption "ये दृश्य पाकिस्तान की नही है
When translated, it means "This scene does not belong to Pakistan but emerged from Telangana. The people are forcibly entering the houses of Hindus and are raising slogans of separation of heads from the body. Look at all this and wake up from your slumber, …no one will come to support you, neither the leader nor the police nor any organization. Media is not allowed to enter Hyderabad. Make arrangements for your safety, otherwise, you will see the same scene which was seen in Kashmir."
The claim that the incident occurred in Telangana is MISLEADING.
Though this incident occurred recently, this happened in Hyderabad of Pakistan, and NOT in Telangana. When the key frames from the video were searched using Google Reverse image search, we found a few tweets confirming that the incident took at Hyderabad in Pakistan where an angry mob surrounded the residence of a Hindu person and tried to attack him.
According to a tweet by India Narrative published on August 22, 2022, over a personal clash with a resident in Pak's Hyderabad, a man, belonging to a minority Hindu community, was reportedly booked in a fake case of blasphemy. The man was identified as Ashok Kumar who was a sweeper, lodged at Rabia center in Saddar of Hyderabad in Pakistan, and was severely attacked by a violent mob. Taking to Twitter, South Asia correspondent, @nailainayat
Taking this as a cue, we searched for the tweet of Naila Inayat, who shared the viral video.
We also found a tweet by another Pakistani journalist Mubashir Zaidi, that Hyderabad police dispersed a violent mob that was demanding to hand over a Hindu sanitary worker accusing him of #blasphemy Police claim the sanitary worker was targeted because of a personal clash with a local resident
This claim was also debunked by Telangana Today.
Hence, the claim that the incident seen in the video took place in Telangana is MISLEADING. The incident took place in Pakistan in August 2022.