Pakistan Zindabad slogans raised in victory procession after West Bengal Polls
A video of an election victory rally led by supporters of a winning candidate in Uttar Pradesh is viral on social media with false claims that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised in West Bengal after the recently concluded assembly elections.
A ‘Thanks giving’ rally in West Bengal taken out by some of the 31 Rohingyas elected in the recent elections. “Pakistan Zindabad” is their slogan raising.
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Video from UP: Crowd is chanting ‘Haji saab zindabad’
“No such slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ were raised in the procession, the slogan was ‘Haji Saab Zindabad’ and ‘Gram Sabha Pradhan Kaisa Ho. Haji Sab Kaise Ho’ during the procession.
A slow-motion video of News18’s erroneously broadcast earlier this month has been attached below. ‘Haji saab’ is clearly audible here as well.
Bahraich police had also put out a tweet rubbishing the claims that ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogans were raised at the procession. “The truth is that in the victory procession, the supporters of the newly-elected pradhan only raised slogans of ‘Haji Saab zindabad’ NOT Pakistan zindabad. This is clear upon closely listening to the audio of the viral video clip,” the police statement said.
#bahraichpolice के रूपईडीहा थाना क्षेत्र में नवनिर्वाचित प्रधान के विजय जुलूस में लगाए गए नारों को भ्रामक तरीके से कुछ व्हाट्सएप ग्रुप व #सोशल_मीडिया प्लेटफार्म पर प्रचारित किया जा रहा है,उक्त वायरल खबर का @bahraichpolice पूरी तरह से खंडन करती है।@Uppolice @News18UP @News18India pic.twitter.com/Ka3QFT7rjw— BAHRAICH POLICE (@bahraichpolice) May 6, 2021
Indiafakenews found that the video was from Uttar Pradesh where a procession was taken out on the day of counting of panchayat elections and supporters chanted for a local leader.