On November 18, BJP Uttar Pradesh tweeted a video of a group of men beating a woman claiming that this was the state of affairs in Congress-ruled Rajasthan. The party targeted Priyanka Gandhi for her silence on the matter. Though the post was deleted as of this writing, an archived version can be accessed here.

Twitter handle ‘@MahanagarBjp’ also tweeted the video with the same claim. (Archive link)

The clip has been shared by other users on Twitter and Facebook. (Link 1, Link 2)


Alt News performed a keyword search which led us to a tweet by a journalist from Dainik Jagran. On November 18, Abushama Khan tweeted that the video is from Amethi, UP. Amethi police posted a clarification in a reply to the tweet saying that the incident occurred on November 15 and that police personnel had registered a case at Gauriganj police station.

TV9 Uttar Pradesh also reported that the woman was thrashed in Amethi.

A YouTube channel named ‘Bharat AtoZ News’ uploaded a video on the incident. According to the report, a mother and daughter were beaten up due to a land dispute in Bhagwa village in the jurisdiction of the Gauriganj police station in ​​Amethi.

It is worth noting that UP Congress had tweeted the same video on November 18 targeting the BJP government.

Alt News spoke with the CO of Gauriganj police station who clarified that the incident does not depict Rajasthan, but shows a family dispute in Amethi’s Gauriganj. A complaint was also registered against four individuals, of which three were arrested.

About the Author

Kinjal Parmar holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. However, her keen interest in journalism, drove her to pursue journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. At Alt News since 2019, she focuses on authentication of information which includes visual verification, media misreports, examining mis/disinformation across social media. She is the lead video producer at Alt News and manages social media accounts for the organization.