Fact Check: Video Showing Protesters Raising Pro-Khalistan Slogans Is NOT From Ongoing Farmers’ Agitation; Here’s The Truth

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A video where protesters are raising Pro-Khalistan slogans has gone viral all over social media linking to ongoing farmers’ protest.
The Facebook caption read, “आंदोलन के नाम पर अल्लाह-हू-अकबर, पंजाब बनेगा खालिस्तान, कश्मीर पाकिस्तान… के नारे! ‘ये कैसे अन्नदाता हैं?’ #FarmersProtest #Khalistan #London”
(Translation: “In the name of the movement, slogans of Allah-Hu-Akbar are being raised, Punjab will become Khalistan, Kashmir Pakistan… ‘How are these people be called Annadata?’ #FarmersProtest #Khalistan #London”)

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The video was also shared by Tarek Fatah, a Pakistani-Canadian journalist and author, who has landed in controversy earlier as well over his controversial posts in the past. Post archive)


NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be false and misleading.
With the help of keywords, we found the exact same video on Twitter dated October 6, 2019, claiming that Sikhs’ were raising slogans, “Imran Khan Zindabad, Punjab banega Khalistan, Kashmir banega Pakistan.

On digging further, we also found a similar video of the event put up by PTI on September 27, 2016, claiming that the crowd is protesting outside the United Nations Headquarters.

On comparing the viral video screengrab and 2019 video screengrab, we can clearly see that the posters, buildings, banners and flags were similar.

Moreover, we also found a news report by Aljazeera dated September 29, 2019, claiming that thousands of protestors gathered outside the United Nations alleging violation of  human rights in Kashmir as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his speech at the UN General Assembly.

Hence, with the help of the above information, it is clear that an old video of protest is falsely being linked with the ongoing farmers’ protest. Don’t fall false and misleading claims.

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