Two Women Arrested for Giving Fake Votes Wearing Burqas: Chaos Before Lok Sabha Elections, Viral Video Fact Check

On Friday, voting took place on 102 seats of 21 state-central territories in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections. From 7 in the morning until 6 in the evening, 68.29% of people cast their votes. Now, a video is going viral on social media.

The video allegedly shows two young women wearing burqas being laughed at and arrested by a female police officer. Claims are circulating that these women were caught wearing burqas to conduct fake voting.

This video has been shared by many users with the claim that women wearing burqas were caught conducting fake voting. A verified user named X shared it, stating that women conducting fake voting under burqas were caught by the Frontal Forces. Opposition parties allege that burqas are being used to avoid identification.

This post has been seen by over 5 million people, with over 19 thousand likes and over 5 thousand retweets.

Verified user and supporter of PM Modi, Jitendra Pratap Singh, wrote – people like Salma Nagam are being paid to wear burqas and cast fake votes. Currently, there is so much strictness because many women are being caught for casting fake votes. Boys, listen, there is a heavy punishment for fake voting.

More than 2.5 lakh people have already viewed the post. It has garnered over 7,000 likes and been retweeted over 3,000 times. Upon checking the user’s profile, we found that over 40,000 people are following it, including PM Modi.

Along with this caption, another verified user named Anurag Rao has also shared the video.

A user wrote – A female security personnel has slapped, attempting to fake vote wearing a burqa.

To know the truth of a viral video, we searched for its keyframes on Google. Upon searching, we found this video on the Facebook page named “Troll Indian Politics.” The link to the video…

The video was shared on the Facebook page on February 15, 2022. The caption of the video reads – “In the UP Election 2022, in Rampur, the police caught burqa-clad women attempting fake voting, beat them up, and then arrested them.”

Title: Investigation and Media Reports

We searched for keywords associated with it in the second category of investigations. Upon searching, we found several media reports related to this matter.

This video is from Ramapur district in Uttar Pradesh on February 14, 2022. During the 2022 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, two women were arrested for casting fake votes during the second phase of polling.

According to media reports, the names of these two women were revealed as Muskaan and Rani. The police noted cases against them and arrested them directly from the polling booth. It’s evident that the claim circulating on social media along with the viral video is entirely false. The video isn’t recent; it dates back to the Vidhan Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh in 2022.

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