New Delhi: Some social media users and media outlets shared videos and articles claiming that slogans of “Pakistan Zindabad” were raised after the Samajwadi Party candidate Irshad Ahmed won municipal polls in Fatehpur, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.
The video went viral on 13th May 2023, and on the same day the Barabanki Police posted a tweet giving out a statement that after investigation the viral video was found to be doctored.
The Barabanki Police also posted a written statement via Twitter conveying the same.
Thus the viral claim that “Pakistan slogans were raised after Irshad Ahmed’s win is completely FALSE.
Note: the Barabanki Police concluded the investigation and informed about the same on 13 May 2023 at 11:31PM; many users including media outlets claimed it anyway.
- The IndiaTV articled was published on 13 May 2023 at 11;47PM (16 minutes after the Police confirmed the video is doctored.
- The user/influencer @INDVikasS on Twitter posted the claim on 15 May 2023.
- ABP Ganga posted the claim on YouTube on 14May 2023.
|Claimed By||Social Media Users|
|Claimed Reviewed By||The Searchlight|
|Claim Fact Check||False|