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Zee News tweets doctored video of Navjot Sidhu’s Rajasthan rally

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In the original video, a crowd at Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s rally can be heard screaming ‘Pakistan Murdabad’, not ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ as claimed by Zee News.

New Delhi: A doctored video of a crowd shouting Pakistan Zindabad (long live Pakistan) at a Congress election rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar district has been widely shared on social media.

In the original video, the crowd can be heard screaming ‘Pakistan Murdabad’ (down with Pakistan), instead of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, at the rally that was addressed by Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Saturday.

The cricketer-turned-politician was recently embroiled in a controversy over his visit to Pakistan.

The doctored video was initially posted from the official Twitter handle of Zee News Sunday. It was deleted Monday, but not before it fetched 239 retweets.

The original video is from Sidhu’s rally in Alwar in which he mimicked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s way of addressing his audience as Bhaiyo, behnon as well mitron.  

Zee News had tweeted the doctored video, saying, “WATCH- Shocking! Pak supporters shout “Pakistan Zindabad” slogan in Navjot Singh Sidhu rally”.

By the time the fake post was deleted, it was shared by many ‘nationalist’ Twitter handles. Some Indian and Pakistani media, including Republic TVDunya News and Times of Islamabad, ran stories with the same claim.

Screenshot of the viral post

Not the first time

In their shows, Zee News anchors claimed that members of ‘Tukde Tukde gang’ — a term made popular by a section of news channels during the 2016 JNU controversy — were shouting ‘Pakistan zindabad’ at Sidhu’s rally in Alwar.

At that time too, Zee along with a few other news portals had drawn criticism for running their shows based on doctored footage.


Also read: Congress leader Randeep Surjewala uses part of a video to target CM Vasundhara Raje


Congress trims the video

Throwing their weight behind party colleague Sidhu, Congress supporters have posted a trimmed version of video.

Congress party’s communications in-charge, Randeep Singh Surjewala claimed that the news portals were spreading misinformation. The video posted by him on Twitter, however, omits the ‘sloganeering’ part.


Congress supporters Rachit Seth and Gaurav Pandhi retweeted the same video that Surjewala had shared.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. The print is the most disgusting biased news portal..bloody dog of congress.. zee ‘s video is nt fake but guys have edited n cut part of video to nake it look like its fake…such a low disgraceful act by u shitheads

  2. This news channel is owned by Barkha Dutt, so what more can one expect. The video by zeenews was never doctored. Proved by facebook live.
    This news portal must be banned or should be filed for defamation……..

  3. If it’s original why did they delete the tweet in the 1st place? Bhakths don’t tolerate anything said against crumbs eaters?

  4. What is shown by Zee is not doctored. The print is nothing but a slave of Congress. Will you now apologise for ur fake reporting. Have some shame and be loyal to the country rather then being loyal to ur Sonia madam. Boot lickers

  5. Video Was Original.In 4th Dec DNA Show Zee News Anchor Confirmed With Evidence.
    Congress Media Is Suppressing This News To Avoid Any Loss In Elections

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