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From ‘Bole so Nihal’ to ‘Khalistan Zindabad’, viral video from 2020 resurfaces in new avatar

The video from the Kupwara LoC in Jammu & Kashmir was edited, making it look as if Sikh troops were sloganeering for a separate Khalistani state.

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New Delhi: An edited video from 2020 has surfaced on social media claiming that over 12 jawans of the Indian Army are facing court martial proceedings for shouting in favour of separatist Khalistan state during visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Sources in the defence establishment said that steps are being taken to bring down the video which is being tweeted out through various handles, many of which have been set up recently.

Sources said that in the past too such attempts have been made by Pakistan-based handlers whose job is to edit videos and spread fake news against the Army.

Fact check

In the actual video, jawans cry, “Bole so nihal… sat sri akal” and “Waheguruji ka khalsa…Waheguruji ki fateh” when Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Kupwara on 18 July, 2020. Singh joins in when the soldiers shout, “Bharat Mata ki jai”.

Singh too had posted several scenes from his time with the soldiers that day. “Visited a forward post near LoC in Kupwara District of Jammu-Kashmir today and interacted with the soldiers deployed there. We are extremely proud of these brave and courageous soldiers who are defending our country in every situation,” Singh captioned the photographs of his interaction with them.


In the past, multiple handles trying to spread fake news against the Indian armed forces have been blocked.

Also read: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju tweets photo of Indian Army at Tawang. But the image is from 2019

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