A video of former cricketer Irfan Pathan is going viral on social media with the claim that he was at Shaheen Bagh lending support to the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act of 2019.
The post has been shared by many on Facebook.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above videos and found the claim attached to it to be FAKE.
Using relevant keywords, we found a news article published in India Blooms. According to the article, Pathan was felicitated on January 14, 2020, in Kolkata’s Kamarhati by former West Bengal sports minister Madan Mitra, who can also be seen in the video.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 14, 2020
Pathan posted the same video on his official Twitter handle and Instagram account with the same caption on January 14, 2020.
Moreover, we could not find any media report on Pathan’s statement in support of Shaheen Bagh protests
In conclusion, this video is related to Irfan Pathan’s tour in Kolkata, West Bengal and is not related to CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh.
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