Are Hindu Dalits Mistreated in Pakistan? A Fabricated Claim by Indian Accounts

A viral video purportedly on X (formerly Twitter) is shared with the captions “Look at the condition of Dalit Hindus of Pakistan. A group of 12 boys forcibly abducted a 13-year-old girl from a Dalit Hindu’s house. Now when the Hindu women of her house came to save her, they beat her and drove her away, saying that they would do it until everyone did. Don’t interrupt as long as 12 boys gang rape that 13-year-old girl, no one will come in between.” (Translated by Google)

This particular post was shared for more than 4K and had more than 242K views while reporting.

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Another X user posted the same clip with the following caption “Look at the condition of Hindus in Pakistan. A group of 12 radical Islamists forcibly abducted a 13-year-old girl. When the Hindus came to save her,they beat them & drove her away, saying not to  intervene until everyone “does it” (r@ape her).” (Translated by Google)

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The claim gained traction on social media, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), the claim was shared here, here and here accumulating more than 300K views. On Facebook here and here

To verify the claim’s accuracy, an extensive fact-checking procedure was undertaken. A reverse image search revealed the same viral video was shared on October 20, 2023, by a social activist Sanam Jamali on X(Formerly Twitter). During that time, Sindh Police also tweeted, “This sad incident happened on Sunday at Kohli Daro. Both parties belong to the Kohli community. The matter pertains to a plot.

The plot was a government property and both parties are claiming the plot. On Sunday few women tried to enter the house of Popat Kohli on which he and his sons became aggressive and brutally attacked women with sticks. Wheel of Law immediately came into motion. FIR has been registered against Popat Kohli and his sons without delay. Police are proactive & investigation is underway and 100% merit will be ensured.”

(Screenshot from X)

The viral claim appears to have been shared with a communal angle to fuel hate and damage the reputation of Pakistan in protecting minorities.


Our fact check confirmed that an old video with an altered and erroneous context in Pakistan represents a deliberate effort to propagate false and defamatory claims against the mistreatment of minorities in Pakistan.

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