Fact Check: This video of man harassing a woman on a bus is from Pakistan

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A video of a man harassing a woman on a bus has gone viral all over social media. Several social media users from India shared the video of the man misbehaving with a woman on the bus.
The Facebook caption read, “मौलवी ने की चलती बस में शर्मनाक हरकत l महिला ने कर दी पिटाई l इसके मदरसे में बच्चे क्या सुरक्षित होंगे ????
(Translation: Maulvi did a shameful act in a moving bus. The woman beat him. Are children safe in his madrasa??)

A similar post was found on Twitter as well.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be old and misleading.
With the help of keywords such as, ‘woman’, ‘sexual harasser’, ‘bus’, ‘video’,‘Maulvi’, we found the same picture of the man in a news article in Pakistan Today dated September 27, 2019, claiming that a woman slapped a man who sexually harassed her on a bus from Multan to Islamabad.

Further, another news article by Inflics dated September 27, 2019, claimed that the viral video of a woman slapping a man on a bus is from Pakistan.

A similar news report from 2019 was also published by The Express Tribune.
Moreover, Indian media organisations such as The Times of India also reported the same incident in 2019.

Hence, with the help of the above information, it is clear that the viral video of a man harassing a woman on a bus is old and from Pakistan.

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