Old Video Resurfaces to Falsely Claim Congress Workers Raised ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ Slogans
The video has been doing rounds on social media since the start of the 2018 assembly elections.
A video doing rounds on social media is being shared with claims suggesting that it represents Congress party workers chanting “Pakistan Zindabad”.
Congress party supporters shouting “Pakistan zindabad” slogans. It’s an insult not just of our Armed Forces but of each one of us!
थोड़ा वायरल कर दोगे तो 4 दिन बाद पप्पु माफी मांगते हुए नजर आएगा अगर आप नहीं करोगे तो यह शहीद हुए जवानों का अपमान के साथ आप का भी है!@sudhirchaudhary pic.twitter.com/TAydaYJWG1
— Chowkidar Tony Sahajlain पहले भारत✌ (@TonySahajlain) March 10, 2019
Several people have been sharing it on Facebook as an “insult to our armed forces”.
From what it seems, the video is being circulated on WhatsApp with the identical narrative.
— sudhir choubey (@sudhiranindian) March 19, 2019
“Bhati Saab Zindabad”, NOT “Pakistan Zindabad”
The above video has been doing rounds on social media since before the start of the 2018 assembly elections.
In one watches the video carefully, a banner placed on the stage reads – ‘Nagar Congress Committee Rajsamand’.
The crowd of Congress workers actually chants – “Mai lai lalkar hai, hamaki sau ke paar hai. Bhati Saab Zindabad (We have accepted the challenge. This time we will score more than 100. Long live Bhati Saab).”
Narayan Singh Bhati was the Congress candidate from Rajsamand, Rajasthan. Alt News has broken down that part of the video where the crowd chanted his name. When heard multiple times over, “Bhati Saab Zindabad” is audible more clearly.
Alt News had debunked this video last year itself when Madhu Kishwar had shared it.
The Congress has often been targeted on social media with false claims that its members chanted pro-Pakistan slogans. Last month, three separate videos were shared to support the same narrative. Similarly, there have been false claims of Pakistani flags being raised in Congress rallies.
This article was first published at Alt News.