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2019 cricket game clip shared as video of farmers raising pro-Khalistan slogans

A 2019 clip from the Leeds Stadium in the UK during a cricket World Cup match is being widely shared as a video of farmers protesting against the Centre's agriculture laws.

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New Delhi: A video of turban-clad men shouting pro-Khalistan slogans is being widely shared on social media with the claim that it is from the ongoing farmers protest at the Delhi-Haryana border.

In the video, few men can be seen shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ slogans.

Farmers from Punjab and Haryana, who have been protesting against the Narendra Modi government’s three new farm bills are being attacked on social media, with a section of people calling them “Khalistani terrorists”.

The clip has been shared by several right wing Twitter accounts and Facebook pages.

 

Many social media users who shared the video questioned why the protesting farmers have been raising ‘anti-national slogans’.

“Look at these real farmers…why are they shouting pro-Pakistan and pro-Khalistan slogans? If they are upset with the Modi government they should raise slogans against the Modi government, why are they raising anti-national slogans?,” one Twitter user wrote.

Priti Gandhi, National Incharge of Social Media – BJP Mahila Morcha had also tweeted the video, but deleted it later. “Raising pro-Khalistani slogans and holding Pakistani flags at the farmers protest? Are these really farmers?,” she wrote.

The tweet had already received more than 300 retweets and over 800 likes before she deleted it, an archive link shows.

Fact check

ThePrint has found that the video is not from the ongoing farmers’ protest, but is a clip from the Leeds Stadium, UK during the 2019 cricket World Cup.

In the actual footage, fans during a cricket match are heard shouting anti-Modi and pro-Pakistan slogans. The video also shows men holding Pakistani flags.

In collaboration with SM Hoaxslayer


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  1. Really media is playing big mind game and media is a voice for people but they are supporting central government in every issues and distracting people’s mind and all they want to say is who ever rise there voice against government are anti indian and media is giving directions to every real voice as voice against India

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