Fact Check: Imran Khan tweets fake video, calls it 'pogrom' against Muslims in UP

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan shared a video claiming that it shows police brutality against Muslims in Uttar Pradesh.
The PM tweeted, “Indian police’s pogrom against Muslims in UP.” But later the video tweet was deleted.

Here are the screenshots:

The same video was circulated by many Twitter, Facebook users with the claim that it shows police action on people protesting against the newly amended citizenship law and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.

The caption of the video reads:Assam me NRC lagu, logo ko gharoo se uthana shuru ho chuka hai. Media wale aapko ye nahi dekhayegi, kyun ki wo biik chuki hai ab aapki aur hamari zimmadari hai is video ko ziyada se ziyada share kare.
Translation: NRC has been implemented in Assam, and now people are being picked up from their houses. Media won’t show this to you but it is our responsibility to show it to you.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claims attached to the viral videos to be FAKE.
Firstly, looking closely at the video reveals that the cops have ‘RAB’ (Rapid Action Battalion) imprinted on their uniforms. RAB is the anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh police.
Secondly, using relevant keywords, we found the same video uploaded on YouTube on June 22, 2014 captioned as, ”5 May 2013 RAB & Police killing metion in Bangladesh.

It shows police action against a group called ‘Hefazat-e-Islam’ that had organised a protest in the capital to call for stronger Islamic policies.
We also came across news reports by various publications like BBC and Livemint which had reported on the violence in Dhaka.
According to a May 6, 2013 report in BBC,At least 27 people have been killed and dozens hurt after police and Islamist protesters clashed in Bangladesh.
In conclusion, the above information proves that it is an old incident from Dhaka, Bangladesh and is NOT related to the recent anti-CAA protests in India.

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