New Delhi: A video has gone viral in which some men can be seen desecrating the Indian national flag while shouting slogans of “Khalistan zindabad”.
The video is being shared widely on various social media platforms in the light of the farmers’ protests and the tractor rally on Republic Day, that turned violent and during which a religious flag was also hoisted from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
The video is a screen recording of a live clip. It shows a man, surrounded by several others holding Khalistan flags, stepping over the tricolour. People around him are heard shouting slogans such as “never forget 1984”, “Khalistan zindabad” and “India out of Khalistan”.
The video shared on Facebook by user Rinkle Poswal 26 January has since been viewed by 18 lakh people and shared by 73,000 others. The viral clip was also shared with a caption in Marathi on Facebook that read: “These are the poor farmers, whom the Modi government makes agitate in the cold and rainy weather.”
Meanwhile, a clip shared on Twitter by user Usha has received over two lakh views so far. Actor Kangana Ranaut also quoted this tweet and called the video an example of “jungle raj”.
This 👇 Will Never Ever Be Forgotten.
Find this man and all who cheered him. pic.twitter.com/7TZsC7nvl8
— Usha (@mauna_adiga) January 27, 2021
The problem is we still think we need to enlighten them about what they supporting as if it will transform him. Of course they know what they doing. Danke ki chot pe they hoisted Khalistan flag on Red Fort, truth is it’s jungle Raj jiski lathi uski bhains and they had the lathi. https://t.co/TpE3AJlJTE
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 27, 2021
Several other Twitter users have also shared the video, indicating that it was from India.
“I won’t feel pity even if all their benefits were really scrapped. They don’t deserve this land,” one Twitter user said. Another requested Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Delhi Police to arrest the men seen in the video for disrespecting the national flag.
I won't feel pity even if all their benefits were really scrapped. They dont deserve this land. https://t.co/ohhXq3efrZ
— Vishwa (@vishtnv) January 27, 2021
— rohan panchigar (@rohanpanchigar) January 27, 2021
And the irony is so many of their supporters in TV channels say they are farmers!!! @AmitShah ji, the people of this nation have voted you for what??? We can't be just mute spectators… just take some action please…. @TajinderBagga FYI https://t.co/NuMfcutNSB
— Saroj Kumar (@SarojKarnataka) January 27, 2021
The viral video is from a TikTok account of a user amanvir_singh5.
The TikTok user had posted another video on 25 January asking people to gather at a spot in Sacramento, California for a “protest against the Indian Constitution”.
The alleged desecration of the Indian flag and shouting of pro-Khalistan slogans took place on 25 January in California.
The user had shared another video on his TikTok profile earlier in which he says that he has ordered for an Indian flag from Amazon with the intention of disrespecting it.
One Twitter user had posted a video on 8 January, urging Amazon to not deliver the flag and asked TikTok to ban his account.
@JeffBezos @amazon @AmazonHelp One of you Customer has put a video on @tiktok_us (amanvir_singh5) with above order details with the intention of Disrespting Indian Flag by burning it. I would request you to kindly ban his account & NOT deliver the Flag and take appropriate action pic.twitter.com/H3vop2efvm
— TheF (@factualindian) January 7, 2021
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