A video claiming to depict a father protesting at the Indian parliament after his five-year-old daughter was raped is being circulated on social media platforms.
very sad scene..
A 5-year-old girl was raped in Delhi… The girl’s father took the girl towards the Parliament House and alleged that the Modi government was responsible. pic.twitter.com/Ln5tf9VyUP
— Vikram Kumar (@VikramKumar6262) May 2, 2023
“Very sad scene. A 5-year-old girl was raped in Delhi… The girl’s father took the girl towards the Parliament House and alleged that the Modi government was responsible,” reads the caption of the video shared on Twitter here and here on May 2, 2023.
The 25-second clip captures the man vociferously expressing his concerns about the safety of daughters and attributing responsibility to the Modi government. The video concludes with the man being apprehended by police officers.
When our team checked the video’s authenticity with frame cuts and searching on Google Reverse Image Search, the results showed reports about a protest by Sachin Chaudhary, a leader of the opposition Congress party, who staged it in November 2019 against the rising number of violent crimes against women.
Chaudhary, who contested for Lok Sabha seat from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh in 2019, undertook the protest with his daughter following the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad in November 2019. The incident in Hyderabad had sparked nationwide protests, demanding swift trials and stricter punishments for rapists.
The video was documented and uploaded by Bolta Hindustan, an independent media outlet that captured Chaudhary’s protest in front of the Indian parliament. Chaudhary can be seen holding a poster stating, “I won’t send my daughter out of the house or to school, prime minister,” while another poster affixed to his back demands the execution of rapists within 90 days.
Hence, the claim going along with the video is totally false.
Claim: Video clipping claims a father whose five-year-old daughter was raped, protests in front of the Indian parliament.
Conclusion: False, the man in the video is a Congress leader who was protesting at parliament over the 2019 gang-rape of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad
Rating: Totally False —